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Lithuania – United States relations
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Lithuania – United States relations are bilateral relations between Lithuania and the United States.

The United States established diplomatic relations with Lithuania on July 28, 1922. The Soviet invasion forced the closure of the Legation to Lithuania on September 5, 1940, but Lithuanian representation in the United States continued uninterrupted. The United States never recognized the forcible incorporation of Lithuania into the USSR and views the present Government of Lithuania as a legal continuation of the interwar republic. In 2007, the United States and Lithuania celebrated 85 years of continuous diplomatic relations. Lithuania has enjoyed most-favored-nation treatment with the United States since December 1991. Since 1992, the United States has committed more than $100 million in Lithuania to economic and political transformation and to humanitarian needs. The United States and Lithuania signed an agreement on bilateral trade and intellectual property protection in 1994 and a bilateral investment treaty in 1997. In 1998, the United States signed a "Charter of Partnership" with Lithuania and the other Baltic countries establishing bilateral working groups focusing on improving regional security, defense, and economic issues.

Principal U.S. Officials include:

  • Ambassador--
  • Deputy Chief of Mission--Damian Leader
  • Political and Economic Section Chief--Rebecca Dunham
  • Press and Cultural Attaché--Ilya Levin
  • Defense Attaché--LTC Joseph King (USA)
  • Defense Cooperation Officer--LTC Richard Gibbons (USA)
  • Management Officer--Andrea Baker
  • Consular Officer--James Fellows

The U.S. Embassy in Lithuania is located in Vilnius.

Principal Lithuania Officials include:

  • Ambassador - Audrius Bruzga
  • Executive Assistant to the Ambassador - Eglė Janeliūnaitė
  • Deputy Chief of Mission - Tomas Gulbinas

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References

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Department of State (Background Notes).[1]

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