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The Swedish Ambassador to Lithuania Cecilia Ruthström-Ruin took up her duties 6 September 2011 and on 27 September she paid here first visit to EIGE. Sweden was the first Country to push for the establishment of the European Institute for Gender Equality, a draft proposal for its establishment was presented by the then Swedish Minister for Gender Equality Ms Margareta Winberg at a seminar held in Stockholm in June 1999. Among the topics discussed with EIGE was a Swedish cultural contribution and it was agreed to enter into further discussions for future cooperation. At the meeting with EIGE’s director Virginija Langbakk Ambassador Cecilia Ruthström-Ruin was seconded by Andreas Norman, Deputy Head of Mission.
From left: Andreas Norman, Deputy Head of Mission, Ambassador Cecilia Ruthström-Ruin and Director Virginija Langbakk.
Photo: Jesper Hansen.