On October 14, 2011 the Ambassador of Lithuania to Latvia Ričardas Degutis visited the Lithuanian Studies Centre at UL, Faculty of Humanities.

The newly appointed Ambassador had a meeting with Associated Professor Laimute Balode, Head of the Centre; Professor Ilze Rumniece, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities; Professor Lidija Leikuma, Head of the Chair of Baltic Linguistics, and Assistant Professor Edmunds Trumpa.

Mr Degutis took a great interest in the training of new specialists in Baltic Philology and cooperation between Latvian-Lithuanian philologists in the field of education and culture. The Ambassador got acquainted with the Faculty’s key activities and the development strategies of Lithuanistics and Baltistics. Besides, he also took part in the discussion how to expand the collaboration between universities in Latvia and Lithuania, to promote cultural workers and teachers exchanges which might be of great interest to students and wider society. The Ambassador also visited the Lithuanistics reading room at the Faculty of Humanities Library.

Translated by students of the professional study programme Translator of the University of Latvia.