The president also named key foreign policy tasks for diplomats, including ensuring military and informational security, strengthening economic ties with foreign countries and looking for new trustworthy markets and investments.
The Lithuanian head of state also underlined that Lithuania has invested a lot into diplomats’ knowledge and experience and “now time has come to give it back to the state,” the Presidential Office said.
Informational warfare is posing major threat, Grybauskaitė stressed.
“Our country is facing provocative statements and actions. Therefore, diplomats must actively inform foreign partners about the real situation and explain Lithuania’s position,” the Presidential Office said.
The president also pointed out that strong ties with the US, Lithuania’s strategic security partner, as well as the Nordic and Baltic countries, other EU and NATO countries, are one of Lithuania’s foreign policy priorities.