Wednesday, February 4, Vilnius – President Dalia Grybauskaitė accepted letters of credence from Israel’s Ambassador to Lithuania Amir Maimon.
Welcoming the newly appointed ambassador, the President underlined that the opening of the Israeli Embassy in Lithuania was a historic event which would contribute to strengthening sincere cooperation between the two countries. According to the President, Lithuania and Israel should further maintain intensive ties and exploit the existing huge potential for expanding bilateral partnership.
The President and the new Ambassador discussed bilateral economic and cultural cooperation, highlighting the importance of continued partnership in the spheres of cyber security, new technologies, research, and tourism.
Amir Maimon holds degrees in Social Sciences and History. This is the first appointment of Amir Maimon as ambassador. Prior to this assignment, the diplomat served as the Director of the East European Division of the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His previous designations include the position of Minister-Counselor at the Embassy of Israel in Washington and various positions in embassies in the United Kingdom, Ethiopia, Turkey, and Canada.