Dutch Prime Minister Markas Rutte visited Vilnius University

Dutch Prime Minister Markas Rutte visited Vilnius University
Dutch Prime Minister Markas Rutte visited Vilnius University
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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte

April 2 Dutch Prime Minister Markas Rutte visited Vilnius University (VU). The Prime Minister met with the Rector of VU, Prof. Rimvydus Petrauskas and partnership vice-rector dr. Artūras Vasiliauskus, visited the VU library.

M. Rutte was welcomed by the director of the library, Irena Krivienė, and the director of the Department of Research and Heritage Collections of the VU Library, dr. Nijolė Klingaitė-Dasevičienė, who presented the VU Library’s heritage collections to the politician. The Prime Minister of the Netherlands visited the Pranciškaus Smuglevičius and White Halls, where he viewed rare prints and manuscripts.

“Netherlands Prime Minister M. Rutte is one of the most prominent figures in European politics. The visit and attention of such leaders is always important for VU. We aim to strengthen Lithuania’s image and relations with other countries, using our tools of cultural diplomacy and intellectual potential. I believe that this visit will contribute to more active bilateral cooperation”, says VU Rector Prof. R. Petrauskas.

Mark Rutte – since 2010 Prime Minister of the Netherlands. He previously held the position of the state secretary of social affairs and employment, then the state education, culture and science sector. Ms. Rutte studied Dutch history at Leiden University.

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