On 18 November the Undersecretary for Legal and Consular Affairs of the Foreign Ministry Erki Kodar opened Estonia’s Honorary Consulate in Klaipėda, Lithuania. Estonia’s new honorary consul in Klaipėda is Arnoldas Šileika, the Director General of the Western Shipyard company, which is part of the BLRT Group.
Undersecretary Erki Kodar, honorary consul Arnoldas Šileika and ambassador Jana Vanaveski
“Appointing an honorary consul and reopening the consulate makes it possible to enhance our bilateral cooperation in economy, entrepreneurship and education. It also allows us to provide consular assistance to Estonian citizens in western Lithuania more efficiently,” Undersecretary Kodar said.
The consular region of the honorary consul will include the Klaipėda, Telšiai and Taurage counties. The Klaipėda region has twinned with Maardu in Estonia.
Estonia is represented by a total of three honorary consuls in Lithuania; in Šiauliai and Kaunas in addition to Klaipėda.