Posts tagged as diplomat

Kaunas unveils monument to Japanese diplomat

Monday, October 19, 2020

A monument to Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat who saved thousands of Lithuanian Jews by issuing them visas during World War Two, has been unveiled in Kaunas. The sculpture, designed by Martynas Gaubas, depicts origami cranes that, he says, symbolise freedom. An inscription, in Lithuanian, Japanese, English and Yiddish, reads “Whoever saves a life, saves the world”. “It may seem that the terrible events that happened long ago in the…

Diplomat from Estonia – 10th most influential person in Montenegro

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

An Estonian diplomat who heads the European Union’s representation in Montenegro has been named as the tenth most influential person in the country. Aivo Orav was selected as part of the ranking by the political editor of local  publication “Vijesti”. Orav has been in the role in Podgorica since September 2016. “Such a mention is a great honor, especially since this list usually only includes Montenegrin citizens, such as politicians,…

Attack in restaurant in northern Iraq kills Turkish diplomat

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

A gunman opened fire inside a restaurant in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil on Wednesday, killing at least one Turkish diplomat working at Ankara’s consulate, Turkey’s state-run news agency and Iraqi media said. Anadolu Agency reported the shooting but did not provide further details. The state-run Iraqi news agency identified him as the deputy general consul and said several of his entourage were also killed in the shooting. Earlier,…