On 22 March 2017 Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Rainer Saks opened the Estonian Honorary Consulate in Šiauliai. The Estonian Honorary Consul in Šiauliai is Gintaras Sluckus, owner of the successful family business Bigso. The Honorary Consul is interested in helping to strengthen economic relations between Estonia and Lithuania.
Secretary General Saks noted at the opening that appointing Honorary Consul in Šiauliai creates additional opportunities to develop economic relations between Estonia and Lithuania and offer consular assistance in North Lithuania. “The Honorary Consul can help Estonian businesses develop contacts and cooperation with many trade associations active in the region. It will also help to strengthen contacts between Šiauliai and Pärnu, Šiauliai’s sister city,” said Saks.
Gintaras Sluckus has been the Honorary Consul since September 2016 and his consular region consists of the counties of Šiauliai, Panevėžysi and Utena. Honorary Consul’s main tasks include providing consular aid to the Estonian citizens and mediating economic and cultural contacts.
The Office of the Honorary Consul is located at Sodo 30A, 76159 Šiauliai. The Honorary Consul can be reached by phone at +370 685 3200 or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are three Estonian Honorary Consuls in Lithuania, in addition to Šiauliai in Kaunas and Klaipėda.