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Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Lithuania

Mr David Hunt has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Lithuania.

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He will succeed Mr Simon Butt who has retired from the Diplomatic Service. Mr Hunt will take up his appointment on 27 June.

Mr Hunt joined the FCO in 2001 from the Private Sector and was most recently Deputy Head of Conflict Department at the FCO in London. He has previously worked in a range of FCO positions, focussing on security policy as well as bilateral relations.

On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Lithuania, Mr Hunt said:

“I am honoured to be taking up this posting. I very much look forward to working in partnership with the Government of Lithuania on a wide range of issues of mutual interest - both bilaterally and through multilateral forums such as the EU, OSCE and NATO, in which we both place significant importance. I also look forward to actively supporting the growing trading links between our two countries.”


Full name:

David Hunt

Mar 2008-present

FCO, Post Deputy Head of Conflict Department

Apr 2005-Mar 2008

British Embassy Zagreb, Deputy Head of Mission/Consul General

Mar 2003-Dec 2004

FCO, Head of Sanctions Unit, United Nations Department

Oct 2001-Mar 2003

FCO, Head of United States section, North America Department

October 2001

Joined FCO

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Published 17 May 2011