Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Lithuania
Linas Linkevičius is a long-standing Lithuanian politician and the incumbent Minister of Foreign Affairs since December 2012 and a Member of the Lithuanian Parliament (Seimas). Throughout his career, L. Linkevičius served as the Lithuanian Ambassador to Belarus, the Permanent Representative to NATO, held the position of the Minister of Defense (1993 – 1996 and 2000 – 2004). From 1992 to 1996 he was a Member of the Lithuanian Parliament where he worked as the Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Head of the Seimas Delegation to the North Atlantic Assembly.
Decorations: Order of Three Stars, Third Class (Latvia, 2001), Cross of Commander of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas (Lithuania, 2003), Cross of Commander of the Order of the Cross of Vytis (Lithuania, 2004), Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, Second Class (Estonia, 2005), Order of Honour (Georgia, 2011), North Star of the Order of the Great Cross (Sweden, 2015), Knight Grand Cross (Italy, 2018), Cross of Commander with Star (Poland, 2019).