Lithuania elected to UNWTO Executive Council

  • 2023-06-02
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - Lithuania has been elected to the Executive Council of the United Nations World Tourism Organization for a four-year term, the country's Economy and Innovation Ministry said on Thursday.

A total of five countries were elected for the new term by secret ballot on Thursday out of 11 candidates from the European region, and they also include the Czech Republic, Italy, Azerbaijan and Bulgaria.

Lithuania was the only candidate from the Nordic-Baltic region and it will represent the eight countries of the Baltic Sea Region.

The election took place during the meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe in Bulgaria. The 11 initial candidates included Albania, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Italy, Israel, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. 

The WTO has 160 members and 33 of them are elected to the Executive Council.