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Permanent Representative

Created: 2014.11.13 / Updated: 2017.07.28 11:17

Aurimas Taurantas

Ambassador

Date of birth February 7th, 1956
Place of birth Vilnius, Lithuania

Education

1986-1991 Kaunas Technical University, Computer Sciences

Work experience

18th April 2017 - present Permanent Representative of the Republic of Lithuania to the OSCE and other international organisations in Vienna, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
2015-2017 Ambassador at large, MFA, responsible for the security issues coordination, ministerial reform etc.
2010-2015 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lithuania to the Czech Republic.
2006-2010 Ambassador at large, MFA, responsible for the Barcelona Process - Union for the Mediterranean, Eastern Partnership, Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie.
2002-2006 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lithuania to the United Kingdom and to the Republic of Ireland (2003-2005; resident in London)
1999-2002 Director of the 2nd Bilateral Relations Department, MFA (responsible for the bilateral relations with non-European and CIS countries)
1994-1999 Permanent Representative of the Republic of Lithuania to the Council of Europe, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
1993-1994 Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Lithuania to the Council of Europe (Strasbourg, France), Chargé d’Affaires a.i.
1993 Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania
1992-1993 Director of the Department of International Relations, Ministry of Transport
1990-1992 Elected member of the Supreme Council (Parliament) of the Republic of Lithuania (Reconstituent Seimas), signatory of the Independence Restoration Act. During the term of office in the Parliament was elected the Speaker of the Parliament (twice for the half a year term), Chairman of the State Restoration and Constitution Commission, member of the Constitution’s drafting commission, member of the Environment Protection Commission, member of the Delegation to the Baltic Interparliamentary Assembly, then Chairman of the Baltic Interparliamentary Assembly
1988-1990 Start of the political carrier with “Sąjūdis” and Green movements
1979-1990 Software engineer, Kaunas Research Institute of Radio Measurement Devices

Miscellaneous

Decorations
  • Independence medal of Lithuania (2000 m.)
  • Commander's Cross of the Order for Merits to Lithuania (2003)
  • Medal of the Baltic Assembly (2006)
Languages Lithuanian (mother tongue), English, French, Russian; basic knowledge of German and Czech languages
Marital status Married, two daughters

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