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Embassy of the United Kingdom, Vilnius

British Embassy, Vilnius
British Embassy in Vilnius 1.JPG
The Embassy building in Vilnius
Location Lithuania Vilnius, Lithuania
Address Antakalnio str. 2,
Vilnius,
LT-10308,
Lithuania
Coordinates 54°41′38″N 25°18′17″E / 54.69389°N 25.30472°E / 54.69389; 25.30472
Ambassador Claire Lawrence
Website British Embassy, Vilnius

The Embassy of the United Kingdom in Vilnius is the chief diplomatic mission of the United Kingdom in Lithuania. The Embassy is located on Antakalnio Street, opposite the St Peter and St Paul Church. The current British Ambassador to Lithuania is Claire Lawrence.[1] The Embassy also represents the British Overseas Territories in Lithuania.

History

Between the First and Second World Wars Lithuania's capital was in the city of Kaunas and the United Kingdom maintained a diplomatic representation there. The UK never recognised de jure the Soviet annexation of Lithuania in 1940.[2]

The UK recognised Lithuania's restored independence on 27 August 1991. The British Embassy opened in Vilnius in October 1991 and moved to its current location on Antakalnio Street in April 1994. As well as the embassy in Vilnius, the UK also has and an honorary consulate in Klaipėda.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "British Embassy Vilnius". FCO.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Embassy History: Our embassy in Lithuania". Internet Archive. Archived from the original on July 19, 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2015.