A new Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania has been chosen

January 26, 2010 at 12:19 am Leave a comment

The Conservative party’s presidium has chosen Audronius Ažubalis for the Minister of Foreign Affairs post and approved request for resignation from the post of Vygaudas Ušackas.  The Party decided to delegate their colleague unanimously since it was the only one candidate.  The Conservative party is holding the post of the Minister of Foreign Affairs according to the agreement in the coalition.

Audronius Ažubalis is 52, a journalist by trade, worked as a press person for the Prof. Vytautas Landsbergis the Chairman of Seimas twenty years ago.  He was Member of Parliament in 1996 to 2000 and from 2004 onwards.

Mr Ažubalis took part in many positions related to foreign affairs, currently is the Chairperson of Seimas Committee on Foreign Affairs.  Andrius Kubilius, the Prime Minister and the Chairperson of the Conservative party commented on the party’s decision to appoint Ažubalis by highlighting his experience in this field.  Mr Kubilius said after the party’s presidium meeting to the journalist, “He is experienced, heads the Foreign Affairs Committee and has been working with foreign policy affairs for a good decade.”

Mr Ažubalis was moved by the party’s decision and stated to the journalists, “I’m deeply touched that my party colleagues showed their trust in me and that they said so many beautiful words in my address.  I really didn’t expect this. I will now look forward to hearing the president’s decision.”

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