Why have both the Foreign Ministry of Lithuania and the United States State Department supported the first Diplomatic Mission in Aspen? The answer is significantly more than why not?

In 2011 His Excellency Ambassador Pavilionis asked Dr. Prunskis to be the Hon. Consul of Lithuania. Dr. Prunskis was honored to have been asked and it was decided that this posting should be in Aspen.

The Rocky Mountains and Aspen in particular have become a global hub where thought leaders from the business world, the arts and politics converge for reflection and rejuvenation.

The one thing that was missing in was a Diplomatic Corps based in Aspen.