Our relationship with Lithuania

New Zealand has a friendly relationship with Lithuania. There is a small Lithuanian community centred in Auckland. 

As small states, our two countries share similar interests, and work well together at the multilateral level.  We have a common approach across a range of international issues, and we cooperate closely in the United Nations Security Council where both New Zealand and Lithuania are non-permanent members in 2015. New Zealand also values Lithuania’s role as a member of the European Union and NATO.

Building on these political ties, New Zealand and Lithuania have recently concluded negotiations on establishing a Working Holiday Scheme, which would allow 100 young people annually to holiday, work and study in each other’s countries for up to a year. This agreement will further strengthen the people-to-people ties between our two countries.

Trade

2016 statistics

Total trade in goods 

NZ$53.7 million

 

Exports to Lithuania

NZ$20.3 million 

Top exports: Wool and frozen fish

Imports from Lithuania

NZ$33.4 million

Top imports: Fertilizers, inorganic chemicals, clothing and apparel

GDP

US$43 billion

 

Embassies

Recent official visits

Lithuanian visits to New Zealand

  • Foreign Minister, Linas Linkevičius, March 2015.

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