Multiple Meetings in Toronto and Wasaga Beach
Darius Skusevičius, the Lithuanian ambassador to Canada visited Toronto and Wasaga Beach, Ontario, September 26-28. He met with Hon. Consul-General Paul Kuras, the Lithuanian representative at the EU Chamber of Commerce as well as officials of the Lithuanian Canadian Community, the Lithuanian Professionals’ Club, Pace Global Advantage, and the Lithuanian Canadian Museum-Archives. The Ambassador was also a guest at the Lithuanian Canadian Youth Association‘s 45th Annual Conference, and a seminar with the Lithuanian Startup Program. At the meetings, the ambassador presented this year‘s priorities for 2020 and discussed potential opportunities for interaction with the community.
„I was very glad to visit Toronto again, after quite a long time. We must all be more careful because of COVID, we must all be more careful and are not able to organize bigger events, but we can certainly find new way to communicate our ideas. It was wonderful to meet the Lithuanian community members in Wasaga Beach, representatives of various organizations and make plans for the future“, said the ambassador.
Skusevičius visited the Good Shepherd Mission, in Wasaga Beach and met with Community president Rūta Poškus and Hon. Consul-General Paul Kuras. After seeing Canada‘s Palanga, the Kretinga Youth Camp in Wasaga Beach, the ambassador raised the idea of involving the embassy in projects for young Lithuanians that could be held there next summer.
In Toronto, the ambassador presented Maironis Lithuanian School principal Lidija Puteris with Lithuanian books for youth and children, donated by the government of Lithuania.
With Lithuanian Museum-Archives director Danguolė Juozapavičius-Breen he discussed current and future projects, such as the 30th anniversary of the January 13th repressions in Vilnius, the 30th anniversary of the renewal of diplomatic ties between Canada and Lithuania, the the commemoration of the assistance of Lithuanian-Canadians in Lithuania‘s struggle for freedom.
An important part of the ambassador‘s program was the renewal of economic diplomacy, various diplomatic missions to Toronto and other potential economic events postponed due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19 regulations.
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