Vilnius, April 1st. President Rolandas Paksas of the Republic of Lithuania received today the letters of credence from the new Ambassador of Spain, Fernando Lopez Alvarez.
At the ceremony President Paksas underlined that Ambassador Lopez Alvarez is the first Spanish Ambassador to Lithuania who will reside not in Copenhagen but in Lithuania. The President expressed belief that “the decision by the Spanish Government to open the Embassy in Vilnius will open up new opportunities for our countries to pursue still closer co-operation in the areas of politics, economy, trade, culture and science”.
“The European Union, the membership of which we were determined to achieve, will enlarge soon. It is gratifying that our countries will become partners within these structures and that due to this, our bilateral co-operation will translate into a new quality,” the head of the country said.
President Paksas also expressed satisfaction with the growing interest of Spanish business people in Lithuania and promising co-operation opportunities.
The head of Lithuania also underscored that having become a full member of the European Union and NATO, our country will contribute to solving the topical contemporary problems, such as fighting terrorism and ensuring peace and stability.
The act of terrorism committed in Madrid shocked the entire Lithuania nation, the President said. “We condemn acts of terror and are committed to continue fighting the manifestations of terrorism in the world. This attack has served as yet another proof to the international community that we need to resort to all measures available to defend peace and the common human values,” the President said.
Press Service of the President