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Ambassador

Created: 2014.03.06 / Updated: 2017.08.23 16:49

Renatas Norkus

Ambassador

Date of birth 7 August, 1967
Place of birth Plungė, Lithuania

Education

1992 Master, Law, Vilnius University

Work experience

2015-2017 Director, Transatlantic Cooperation and Security Policy Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania
2014-2015 Ambassador-at-large of the Transatlantic Cooperation and Security Policy Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania
2012-2014 Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuanian to the Russian Federation
2012 Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Lithuania to the OSCE
2011 Ambassador, Chairperson of the OSCE Permanent Council
2010 Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Lithuania to the OSCE
2008-2010 Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Lithuania to the UN, OSCE and other International Organisations in Vienna
2004-2008 Undersecretary of the Ministry of National Defence of Lithuania
2004 Deputy Security Policy Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania
2003-2004 Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Lithuania to the United States
2001-2003 Minister-Counsellor (Congressional Affairs), Embassy of Lithuania to the United States
1999-2001 Counsellor, Deputy Head of Lithuanian Mission to NATO and WEU
1998-1999 Head of the Americas Division, Political Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania
1996 Scholar-in-residence, Institute of International Affairs, Rome: participation in the research project “Preventing Violent Conflicts in Europe”
1994-1998 Director, Defence Policy and Programmes Department, Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence of Lithuania
1994 Secondment to Ministry of National Defence of Lithuania
1993-1994 International Training Course on International Security policy, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland
1992-1993 Member of Lithuania Delegation to the OSCE Forum for Security Co-operation in Vienna (CSBMs issues; not permanently residing)
1992 Second Secretary, European Security and Co-operation Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania
1991 Joined Diplomatic Service as Third Secretary, Central and Eastern Europe Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania

Miscellaneous

Academic associations
  • Member of European Leaders Network (ELN), London, United Kingdom;
  • Former Member of the Foundation Council of the Geneva Center for Security Policy;
  • Former Member of the Foundation Council and the Advisory Board of the Geneva Center of the Democratic Control of the Armed Forces;
  • Member of the Advisory Group of the Geneva Center for Security Policy
Languages Lithuanian (native), English - excellent, Russian - excellent, basics of French and Italian
Marital status Married, has a daughter Emilija and two sons – Kipras and Rapolas. Spouse – Sandra Smaidrytė (also a diplomat)

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