During the meeting, the Ambassador Tamerlan Garayev presented his credentials to the President of Lithuania.
The president and the newly appointed ambassador discussed bilateral relations, economic cooperation, student exchange, as well as prospects for the development of closer ties between Azerbaijan and the European Union. The Lithuanian head of state noted that Azerbaijan is an important partner of the old continent across many fields of action.
The EU and Azerbaijan are in the process of negotiating a new agreement, which will further expand their bilateral dialogue.
Dalia Grybauskaitė underlined that Lithuania is ready to build up economic contacts with Azerbaijan, especially in information technologies, tourism, food industry, transport, logistics, and other areas.
Garayev graduated law at Azerbaijan State University. From 1990 to 1992, he was member of the Azerbaijan parliament. Starting with 1993, he served as ambassador in China and India. Before his appointment to Vilnius, he was ambassador in Indonesia. He speaks Azerbaijani, English, Russian, and Turkish.