Vice-Ministers

Vice-Minister

Simonas Šatūnas

Areas of activities and duties of the Vice-Minister Simonas Šatūnas

  • Oversees the shaping and implementing of the European Union policy, supervises the development of relations with the EU institutions.
  • Oversees the expansion of ties with European countries.
  • Supervises the preparation for Lithuania’s Presidency of the Council of the EU.
  • Oversees Lithuania’s foreign trade policy and participation in international economic organizations.
  • Is responsible for the coordination of the implementation of international sanctions.
  • Oversees the deepening of Lithuania’s development cooperation and the provision of humanitarian aid.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Foreign Minister.

Curriculum vitae of the Vice-Minister Šatūnas

Education

1999

Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University (Bachelor of Political Science)

2001

Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University (Master of International Relations)

Work experience

2023-2023

Counsellor,

European Union Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania,

Head of Cabinet, Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania

2022-2023

Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Sinkevičius,

European Commission

2020-2022

Chargé d'affaires ad interim,

Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU

2019-2022

Deputy Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the EU, CRP1 Ambassador,

Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the European Union

2018-2019

Ambassador-at-Large for Eastern Partnership,

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania

2017-2018

Vice-Minister (EU affairs, nuclear safety),

Ministry of Energy of Lithuania

2014-2016

Director,

External Economic Relations Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania

2014-2014

Counsellor,

Department of Economic Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania

2010-2014

Deputy Head of Mission,

Minister Counsellor, Embassy of Lithuania to the United States of America

2009-2010

Special Adviser,

Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State

2004-2009 

Adviser to the President of Lithuania,

Foreign Policy Group, Office of the President of Lithuania

2003-2004

Second Secretary (Economics, Public Relations),

Embassy of Lithuania to Latvia

1999-2003 

Third Secretary. Department of International Economic Organisations,

Department of Economics, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania

1998-1999

Chief Specialist,

Ministry of National Defense of Lithuania

1998-1998

Press Secretary/Assistant of the President of Lithuania,

Office of the President of Lithuania

Miscellaneous

Foreign languages

English, French, Latvian, Russian, Spanish

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