On Monday, the president signed the decree on the appointment of the ambassador.

Bagdonas, who now serves as Director of the Eastern Neighbourhood Policy Department at the Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, will represent Lithuania in Tel Aviv starting on 8 September.

Bagdonas' diplomatic career began in 1994 when he was the consul of Lithuanian Embassy in Ukraine, later he headed the State and Diplomatic Protocol Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, served as ambassador to Italy and Belarus, chief of the Foreign Policy Group and advisor to President Valdas Adamkus.