Lithuanian president accepts letters of credence from ambassador of China

The president and the ambassador discussed the growing strategic importance of bilateral relations and cooperation in international organizations, education, student exchange and cultural spheres.

The meeting also focused on Lithuania-China economic cooperation. Logistic services, lasers, timber and wooden articles, chemical industry and agricultural products – these are one of the most perspective Lithuanian goods and services sectors for exports to China. At the meeting, Dalia Grybauskaitė highlighted the opportunities provided by the container train Saule and invited China to actively exploit them.

The president and the ambassador exchanged views on bilateral relationship in the fields of education and student exchange. Lithuania can offer good opportunities for Chinese students to study engineering, architecture, medicine and other disciplines.

Diplomatic relations between China and Lithuania were established on 14 September 1991.

The ambassador, born in 1957, is married and has a son. Wei Ruixing received a bachelor’s degree in English from the Beijing Foreign Studies University, later completed the international law programme at the University of Amsterdam. In the course of his career the diplomat served as China’s Consul General in Chicago, director of the Foreign Affairs Administration at Shanghai Municipality, ambassador to Papua New Guinea and Namibia.

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