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2015.09.08 13:45

Lithuania opens honorary consulate in Vermont, US

(BNS) Lithuania opened a new honorary consulate in Vermont, a state in the northeastern United States, on 6 June. The consulate will be headed by fourth generation Lithuanian immigrant Kerry Secrest, the Foreign Ministry said in a press release.

(BNS) Lithuania opened a new honorary consulate in Vermont, a state in the northeastern United States, on 6 June. The consulate will be headed by fourth generation Lithuanian immigrant Kerry Secrest, the Foreign Ministry said in a press release.

Speaking at the official opening of the consulate last week, Lithuanian Ambassador to the US Žygimantas Pavilionis invited local politicians, businessmen, Lithuanians and Litvaks (Jews originating from Lithuania) to enjoy the advantages of bilateral cooperation.

“We know that Vermont is known for its strong agriculture and rural communities engaged in sustainable lifestyles. Lithuania is interested in this experience, just as we hope Vermont will be interested in our experience in organic and high-quality food products,” said the ambassador, presenting Lithuanian Commercial and Agriculture Attache Vaidotas Ašmonas, who also attended the ceremony.

After graduating from the Vilnius University in Lithuania in 1991, Secrest spent two years in Vilnius teaching the English language. Upon her return to the US, she took a position as education and culture adviser at the Lithuanian Embassy in Washington, DC.

The Vermont outpost is Lithuania’s 21st honorary consulate in the US.

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