Lithuania in the News
11th October 2008
|Lithuanias Ambassador Presents His Credentials to Australias Governor General|
Seated) Ambassador Dainius Kamaitis in the centre next to Governor - General Quentin Bryce.
(Standing) Second from right is Andrew Žilinskas, Lithuanias Consul General in Australia.
Photo courtesy Lithuanian Embassy Japan.
Mr. Kamaitis was born in Kaunas in 1965 and in 1987 graduated in Architecture from Vilnius Gediminas Technical University. After working as an architect for five years he joined the diplomatic service in 1992 and became Lithuanias ambassador to Japan in 2006. He is fluent in Lithuanian, English, Japanese and Russian, and is knowledgeable in Korean and French. In 2003 he was honoured by Lithuania with an Order of the Knights Cross for Services to Lithuania.
While visiting Australia Mr. Kamaitis took the opportunity to meet with Lithuanians in Canberra and Sydney. On Wednesday, October 1, Canberra Lithuanians met the Ambassador at the Canberra Lithuanian Community Centre over refreshments at an enjoyable evening function. The Canberra Lithuanian Community President, Jonas Mockūnas, introduced community members and committee to the Ambassador, who was very happy to talk to those present and answer questions.
Ambassador Dainius Kamaitis presenting his credentials
to Governor - General Quentin Bryce.
After the formalities of the evening, the Ambassador continued meeting community members over dinner. The Ambassador and Viktoras Šliteris were invited to cut the Šakotis, a special Lithuanian cake popular on festive occasions. The Šakotis had been specially baked and gifted by Rita and Gintaras Janulevičius. The Sydney Lithuanian choir Daina normally rehearses on Friday evenings and the choir, led by conductor Birutė Aleknaitė, were invited to demonstrate their singing skills to the Ambassador, who in earlier times had been a chorister himself!