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Tuesday, 21.04.2015, 12:46
Awarded with the title of the Business Ambassador 2014 at the Lithuanian Business Confederation Awards, Egidijus Meilunas, the ambassador of Lithuania in Japan, states that tourism is one of the most promising areas for developing the relationship between Lithuania and Japan, reports BC Lithuania's State Department of Tourism (VTD).
Culture Minister Dace Melbarde (All For Latvia-For Fatherland And Freedom/LNNK), who is on an official visit, and Latvian Ambassador to the United States Andris Razans, handed over a facsimile of the "Terra Mariana. 1186-1888" album yesterday to U.S. Congress Librarian James Billington.
Many local governments in Latvia not only fail to invest in appealing sports, cultural and recreational activities for local residents, but often spend funds earmarked for them on other purposes, which is illegal, the State Audit Office has concluded, cites LETA.
During a meeting with French Finance Minister Michel Sapin on March 27th 2015, Latvian Finance Minister Janis Reirs (Unity) expressed a high opinion of both countries' economic and cultural cooperation.
The annual Latvian Literature Award's experts' committee has decided to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to poet, translator and publisher Leons Briedis for his contribution to Latvian poetry, fostering intellectual thought in Latvia, and for the works he has translated into Latvian, informs LETA.
Police in Latgale Province (eastern Latvia) have started three separate criminal processes in regard to the recent plundering of several ancient burial sites in Latgale.
Prime Minister of Lithuania Algirdas Butkevicius has met with the first in-coming Ambassador of Israel to Lithuania Amir Maimon. The prime minister has welcomed the newly-appointed ambassador, discussed prospects for cooperation, and touched on other topical matters, reported LETA/ELTA the press service of the prime minister.