Thank you Ambassador of Lithuania in France Nerijus Aleksiejūnas. He mentioned #Cargostream as a potential collaboration. During the visit, he had already very good meetings, which proved the potential for our #economic #cooperation. During the meeting with the Vicepresident of the region Jean-Baptiste Gastinne, he found possible synergies for cooperation between #CMACGMKlaipėdos uostas/Port of Klaipėda and much more. More context is below.

#Normandie region is becoming a key partner for 🇱🇹🇫🇷 cooperation. Nordic-Baltic region has historical links with Normandy (starting from #vikings and finishing with Association “Lietuva brangi- Normandie Lituanie”). We have strong cooperation with Ville de Caen (festival “Les Boreales”, increasing economic, scientific and univesities’ ties).

And now we have opened #lithuania#consulate#honorary in Le Havre Seine Métropole in a very beatificul city Ville de Montivilliers (having splendid #abbey of 7 century and very dynamic and open for cooperation mayor Jérôme Dubost). I am so proud appointing Arnaud Serry as 🇱🇹consul for Normandy, who is university professor, maritime expert, already created many links with our country…and heartful fan of Lithuanian basketball 🏀 club BC Zalgiris Kaunas

During this visit we have already had very good meetings, which proved the potential for our #economic#cooperation. During the meeting with Vicepresident of the region Jean-Baptiste Gastinne we found possible synergies for cooperation between Klaipėdos uostas/Port of Klaipėda and Le Havre Port Center. Meeting with a CMA CGM company (which is leading worldwide in #maritime and #logistics) showed that we can establish very concrete #maritime links between us (merci beaucoup Sami FOUADH pour cette rencontre très chaleureuse). #Logistics & #innovations could be another area for our cooperation- meeting between Yann Alix (Fondation SEFACIL), Antonin Bétremieux (CIRCOE ), Rugilė Andziukevičiūtė-Buzė (Transporto Inovacijų Asociacija), Anthony POULLAIN & Stéphane Gouvart (Cargo stream) provided very concrete “road map” for cooperation. Thanks a lot for MEDEF and Jean Philippe Eliard for giving us a possibility to present potential of #Lithuania#economy to the companies of the region (it was so nice to meet some French companies which are already working in Lithuania). Finishing our economic mission with a meeting with AIVP– it has also indicated that we can gain a lot from city-port dialogue.

Concluding- with #Normandy we can establish strong economic cooperation in addition to existing historical, cultural and touristic links.