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Petras VAITIEKŪNAS

Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania (2006-2008)

Date of birth: March 26, 1953 in Marijampole District, Lithuania.

Education: 1960-1971 Liudvinava`s Secondary School

1972-1976 Vilnius University, Department of Theoretical Physics

1976-1983 Institute of Physics, Academy of Science of the Republic of Lithuania, Ph. D. studies

1994 George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, College of Strategic Studies and Defence Economics, Germany.

Career: 1976-1990 Scientific researcher, Institute of Physics, Academy of Science of the Republic of Lithuania

1990-1992 MP, Deputy Supreme Council – the Reconstituent Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania

1993-1998 Senior Assistant for Foreign Affairs to the President of the Republic of Lithuania

1998-1999 Head of the Central European Division, Political Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1998-1999 Adviser to the Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

1999-2004 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lithuania to the Republic of Latvia

2004 Adviser to the President of the Republic of Lithuania

2004-2005 Ambassador at Large, Foreign Policy and Analysis Planning Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2005-2006 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lithuania to the Republic of Belarus

2006-2008 Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania

2008 Ambassador et Large, Policy Planning Department, MFA

2008-2009 Counsellor to the Chairman of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania

2010-2014 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lithuania to Ukraine

2015 – Advisor to the Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine

Rank: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.