Lithuania's Ambassador presents his letters of credence to the Sultan of Oman
On 20 June, the Ambassador of Lithuania to the United Kingdom Eitvydas Bajarūnas, accredited to the Sultanate of Oman, presented his letters of credence to the Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tariq Al Said during a solemn ceremony at an official residence of the Sultan of Oman - Beit al-Baraka.
The Ambassador’s wife Giedrė Žickytė Bajarūnienė also attended the ceremony.
During the meeting with the leader of Oman, the Ambassador of Lithuania conveyed greetings from President Gitanas Nausėda and the Government of Lithuania, welcomed the amicable bilateral relations between the two countries and thanked him for the progress made over the past ten years in bilateral ties.
“Lithuania and Oman can successfully expand bilateral political and economic cooperation and increase the volume of trade and investment,” the Ambassador of Lithuania said at the meeting. Bajarūnas also expressed support for Oman’s mediation efforts in the Middle East, exchanged views on Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, thanked Oman for supporting Ukraine at the United Nations General Assembly and discussed priorities for bilateral relations.
During his visit to Oman, the Ambassador of Lithuania also met with Munther Mahfoodh Al Mantheri, Director of the European Department of the Foreign Ministry of the Sultanate of Oman, and discussed the potential of bilateral political and economic relations, expressed a mutual interest in future efforts to exploit further the possibility for cooperation in the fields of business, high technology, life sciences and tourism.
Bajarūnas also met with EU ambassadors resident in Oman, Lithuanian Honorary Consul in Oman and Lithuanians living in Muscat.
Lithuania and Oman established their diplomatic relations in 1992. Both countries have accredited their ambassadors to London. On 22 September 2022, Lithuania and Oman celebrated the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations.
In May this year, Oman hosted a very successful Lithuanian business mission organized by the Embassy of Lithuania to the United Kingdom with the Kaunas Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts and partners in Oman. The mission aimed to gain knowledge of the Omani market, develop economic relations between Lithuania and Oman, expand the export of goods and services, and search for new ideas and experiences. The most significant potential for economic cooperation with Oman lies in life sciences, ICT, financial technology, tourism and agriculture. They also discussed the possibility of cooperation on the digitalization of the public sector in developing the national e-government, cybersecurity and other capabilities such as the Internet of Things.