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Ambassador

Created: 2014.08.20 / Updated: 2017.08.08 10:42

Petras Zapolskas

Ambassador

Date of birth 30 January 1965
Place of birth Molėtai, Lithuania

Education

1984-1991 Master degree at Vilnius University, Faculty of History, Lithuania
1993 Diplomatic Course, Institute of International Relations, Leeds University, UK
1995 Security Studies at George C. Marchall Centre, US-Germany

Work experience

1991-1993 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Second Secretary, afterwards First Secretary, Division of CIS     (Commonwealth of Independent States)
1993-1995 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Head of CIS Division
1995-1996 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Director of Political Department
1996-1999 Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to the Russian Federation, Counsellor, afterwards Minister Counsellor
1999-2000 Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to the Russian Federation, Chargé d’Affairs a.i.
2000-2002 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Director of Information and Culture Department
2002-2006 Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania to the Kingdom of Sweden
2006-2009 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Inspector General, Acting Director of Personnel Department
2009-2014 Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania to the Republic of Italy, to the Republic of San Marino, to the Republic of Malta, to Libya; Permanent Representative to UN Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome
2014-2017 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Director of State and Diplomatic Protocol Department   

Miscellaneous

Diplomatic rank Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Decorations

Order Merits for Lithuania Cross of Commander
Medal of Merits of Lithuanian Diplomacy Second Class
Swedish Order of Nordic Star First Class
French Order for Merits Officer Class

Languages Lithuanian (native), English, Russian, Polish, Italian
Marital status Married to Rūta Zapolskienė, son Lukas Zapolskas

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