Claire Lawrence

Claire Lawrence

British Ambassador to Lithuania

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12th April 2017 Vilnius, Lithuania

Claire Lawrence

by Claire Lawrence

British Ambassador to Lithuania

Handing over

Tomorrow is my last day in the office for about 6 months. I am taking a break to have a baby (in Lithuania) and will be back in November. I will miss the work for the time I am away. It is a job I enjoy doing very much. I get to listen and talk […]

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12th December 2016 Vilnius, Lithuania

Claire Lawrence

by Claire Lawrence

British Ambassador to Lithuania

Why I am – opening an exhibition on Shakespeare at the Lithuanian Parliament

On 14 December we will hold an event to open the British Embassy’s exhibition on William Shakespeare at the Lithuanian Parliament. 2016 is, of course, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. He is a great British cultural figure familiar around the globe. Half the world’s schoolchildren study his work. His plays have been performed in […]

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10th November 2016 Vilnius, Lithuania

Claire Lawrence

by Claire Lawrence

British Ambassador to Lithuania

Why I am – commemorating Remembrance Sunday in Vilnius

Every year, the British and Canadian Embassies in Vilnius organise a multi-faith Remembrance Sunday Service in Vilnius. We remember the end of the First World War and the supreme sacrifice of those who gave their lives then, and since, to secure and protect our freedom. The focus of our remembrance is the eleventh hour of […]

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9th September 2016 Vilnius, Lithuania

Claire Lawrence

by Claire Lawrence

British Ambassador to Lithuania

Why I am – celebrating the 25th anniversary of our Embassy

In 1991 the UK and Lithuania restored diplomatic relations. The UK recognised the re-establishment of the Independent State of Lithuania de jure on 27 August 1991, although we had never formally recognised the Soviet occupation. Things then moved quickly. Michael Peart, who was the UK’s first Ambassador to Lithuania after the re-establishment of diplomatic relations, […]

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25th July 2016 Vilnius, Lithuania

Claire Lawrence

by Claire Lawrence

British Ambassador to Lithuania

Why I am – talking to young leaders at their international summer school

On 25 July I’m very excited to be talking to 120 young leaders from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine and the UK at an International Future Leaders School in Trakai. Meeting teenagers and university students in Lithuania is one of my favourite things to do. I enjoy hearing their perspective on life, and find they ask […]

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17th June 2016 Vilnius, Lithuania

Claire Lawrence

by Claire Lawrence

British Ambassador to Lithuania

Why I am – marching with Baltic Pride

This year Baltic Pride takes place in Vilnius. I am joining the Pride march to show my support and commitment to promoting and protecting rights for all. The UK champions the rights of LGBT people. British Embassies and High Commissions around the world support LGBT rights in their respective countries in a number of ways. […]

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17th May 2016 Vilnius, Lithuania

Claire Lawrence

by Claire Lawrence

British Ambassador to Lithuania

Why I am – visiting HMS Iron Duke in Klaipeda

This week the UK Royal Navy ship, HMS Iron Duke, visits Klaipeda. HMS Iron Duke (the HMS stands for Her Majesty’s Ship) is taking part in NATO activity in the Baltic Sea and will be doing some training with the Lithuanian Navy. She (ships in English are female) has already visited Tallinn and Riga. HMS […]

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About Claire Lawrence

Ms Claire Lawrence was appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Lithuania in June 2015. Ms Lawrence joined the FCO in 2000, working on European issues. She has worked…

Ms Claire Lawrence was appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Lithuania in June 2015.

Ms Lawrence joined the FCO in 2000, working on European issues. She has worked on various international issues since, including a posting to the UK Representation to the EU. She has most recently served as Deputy Western Balkans Director.

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