Minister L. Linkevičius bids farewell to the outgoing Ambassador of Spain
On 21 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the outgoing Ambassador of Spain to Lithuania Emilio Fernandez-Castano y Diaz-Caneja.
Lithuania’s Foreign Minister thanked the Ambassador for the role of Spain in strengthening security of Lithuania and other Baltic states and for his personal efforts in developing bilateral relations.
“Lithuania is very grateful to Spain for its significant contribution to security of our country and the region. Spanish fighters have already taken part in five NATO’s air policing missions or missions of strengthening air policing in the Baltic states, including three times in Lithuania. From May to August this year, Spanish Eurofighter jets were deployed to Šiauliai and contributed to the protection of airspace over Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia. I personally thank the Ambassador for his personal efforts to develop our bilateral cultural and economic ties," said L. Linkevičius.
The Spanish Ambassador Emilio Fernandez-Castano y Diaz-Caneja has been accredited to Lithuania since 2014.