Lithuania in brief

  • 2003-10-30
President Rolandas Paksas nominated Gintaras Bagdonas, the current director of counterintelligence at the Defense Ministry, to become director general of the State Security Department. If approved by the Seimas (Lithuania's parliament), Bagdonas will replace outgoing security chief Mecys Laurinkus, who has held the post since 1998.The office of Rolandas Paksas announced that he would make an official state visit to the United States in early December. During what will be his first visit to Washington since having been inaugurated, Paksas will meet with U.S. President George Bush to discuss ...
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