Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Lithuania)

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania
Lietuvos Respublikos užsienio reikalų ministerija
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Ministry overview
Formed November 4, 1918 (1918-11-04)
Headquarters Vilnius, Lithuania
Minister responsible
Website www.urm.lt/en

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania (Lithuanian: Lietuvos Respublikos užsienio reikalų ministerija) is participating in formation of Lithuania's Foreign Affairs policy and represent interest of the state and its citizens, protect their rights. The current head of the Ministry is Linas Antanas Linkevičius. On 1918-11-04, soon after Lithuania reestablished its independence, the Foreign Affairs office was opened.

Ministers of Foreign Affairs[edit]

Name Took office Left office Political party
Augustinas Voldemaras 11 November 1918 19 June 1920
Juozas Purickis 19 June 1920 1 January 1922
Vladas Jurgutis 1 January 1922 28 September 1922
Ernestas Galvanauskas 28 September 1922 18 June 1924
Valdemaras Čarneckis 18 June 1924 25 September 1925
Mečislovas Reinys 25 September 1925 20 April 1926
Leonas Bistras 20 April 1926 15 June 1926
Mykolas Sleževičius 15 June 1926 17 December 1926
Augustinas Voldemaras 17 December 1926 19 September 1929
Juozas Tūbelis 23 September 1929 8 November 1929
Dovas Zaunius 8 November 1929 12 June 1934
Stasys Lozoraitis 12 June 1934 5 December 1938
Juozas Urbšys 5 December 1938 16 June 1940
Vincas Krėvė-Mickevičius 17 June 1940 22 July 1940
Algirdas Saudargas 24 March 1990 17 December 1992 LKDP
Povilas Gylys 17 December 1992 10 December 1996 LDDP
Algirdas Saudargas 10 December 1996 9 November 2000 LKDP
Antanas Valionis 9 November 2000 18 July 2006 NS
Petras Vaitiekūnas 18 July 2006 9 December 2008
Vygaudas Ušackas 9 December 2008 26 January 2010 TS-LKD
Rasa Juknevičienė (acting) 26 January 2010 11 February 2010 TS-LKD
Audronius Ažubalis 11 February 2010 13 December 2012 TS-LKD
Linas Antanas Linkevičius 13 December 2012 Incumbent LSDP

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