In Memoriam

 

Ime: Gökhan TURAN, Turkish Ambassador in Vilnius
Poruka: I was surprised and saddened to hear about Croatian Ambassador Krešimir Kedmenec’s passing. He was a good colleague and wise diplomat. I think not only myself, but the whole diplomatic corps in Vilnius will miss him very much. Please accept my sincere condolences. Gökhan TURAN Turkish Ambassador in Vilnius

Ime: Tigran Mkrtchyan
Poruka: It was a shocking to read the news of passing away of our dearest friend, Ambassador Krešimir Kedmenec. During the last 4 years I had the honour of enjoying his friendship. He had an amazing knowledge and understanding of the history and culture of various nations and was an execptional individual to talk to about those subjects. I consider I lost a great friend and I will miss him a lot, as will the rest of the diplomatic corps in Lithuania. May he rest in peace! My condolences and compassion to his family and all relatives. Tigran Mkrtchyan, Ambassador of Armenia to Lithuania

Ime: Viktor Temirbayev
Poruka: I have been extremely distressed to hear about the death of His Excellency Ambassador K.Kedmenec. On behalf of all the Embassy of Kazakhstan staff, I extend our condolences to the Embassy of Croatia and his family. Please accept my deepest condolences and convey my heartfelt condolences to his family. With best regards, Viktor Temirbayev, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Lithuania.

Ime: Serghei Mihov
Poruka: I and my colleagues are deeply saddened and grieved over the passing away of Ambassador Krešimir Kedmenec. It is indeed a very sorrowful moment. Ambassador Krešimir Kedmenec was a distinguished diplomat that proudly represented the Croatian state and his dignified demeanor won him friends the world over. At this difficult moment, our thoughts, prayers and sympathies go out to the bereaved family. In this hour of grief, we stand by them. Serghei Mihov Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to the Republic of Lithuania

Ime: Petar Rajič
Poruka: Draga gospođo Andrea i obitelji, Saznavši za preminuće Vašega supruga Krešimira, želim Vama i Vašoj djeci Silvi, Martinu i Klari, kao i svoj rodbini očitovati svoju sućut zbog smrti cijenjenoga supruga, oca obitelji i revnoga kršćanina. Sada na svršetku njegovog zemaljskog putovanja preporučujemo njegovu dušu Božjem milosrđu. Neka dobri Otac nebeski, svojim vječnim mirom u svome Kraljevstvu nagradi svako njegovo dobro djelo i svaku žrtvu koju je učinio za vrijeme zemaljskog života. A nama, koji ostajemo za njim na zemlji, neka Gospodin udijeli utjehu vjere u uskrsnuće tijela i život vječni! Uz srdačan pozdrav svima, Vaš +Petar Rajič Apostolski nuncij u Litvi

Ime: Matthias Sonn
Poruka: On behalf of the German Embassy in Vilnius, the whole embassy team and all Germans in Lithuania, it is my sad duty to express our deepest condolences on the death of my colleague, H.E. Ambassador Kresimir Kedmenec. I lost a good friend and a loyal colleague. The European family in Lithuania will miss Ambassador Kedmenec's friendly demeanour, quick mind, sharp spirit and wise counsel. Our thoughts and prayers are with his widow Andrea and all his family. May you rest in God's peace, dear Kresimir. Matthias Sonn German Ambassador Vilnius

Ime: Indulis Bērziņš
Poruka: On behalf of the Embassy staff and myself personally let me extend my sincere condolences to grieving family and friends of H.E. Krešimir Kedmenec, Croatian Ambassador to Lithuania. Please accept our wholehearted sympathy to the family and colleagues of the Ambassador. Respectfully Ambassador Indulis Bērziņš Embassy of Latvia in Lithuania

Ime: Dimitrios Xenitellis
Poruka: The staff of the Embassy of Greece in Vilnius and me personally, we express our condolences for the sudden loss of our esteemed colleague and friend Krešimir Kedmenec, extending our deepest sympathy to his wife and family and wishing them strength and solace. Having the chance to participate in the last EU meeting under the Croatian Presidency, I will always keep in memory his sweet and calm disposition, as well as his heartfelt smile. Dimitrios Xenitellis Ambassador

Ime: Rūta Mikelaitytė-Kašubienė
Poruka: One of the brightest people I met in my life. I had the opportunity to go on a cultural mission with him several times - Ambassador organized concerts with famous Croatian musicians in major Lithuanian cities. He also paid special attention to the development of cultural connections in the regions - he organized exhibitions, concerts and cultural /diplomatic meetings. He always had plans and dreams for the future. It is a pity that we have all lost such a sincere friend of Lithuania ... Let your way be bright and easy, dear Friend Krešimir.

Ime: Laima Andrikiene
Poruka: Dear Croatian friends, dear colleagues, We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Ambassador HE Krešimir Kedmenec and the loss that the Republic of Croatia, its diplomatic service has encountered. Our most sincere condolences and deepest sympathies go out to all of you and first of all to the family of Ambassador Kedmenec. May God give him eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain. We are with you in our thoughts and our prayers. Dr. Laima Andrikienė MP On behalf of the Group for interparliamentary relations with the Western Balkan countries Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania

Ime: Shen Zhifei,Chinese Ambassador
Poruka: I feel so sad for this sudden loss of my dear feiend and colleague. His lovely smile and profound friendship will always remain in my memory. Please accept my sincere condolence and heartfelt regards to the bereaved family members.

Ime: Donatas Žiugžda
Poruka: It was with great shock and sadness that I learned about passing of H.E. ambassador Krešimir Kedmenec. I was fortunate to know him in person and will always remember his energy and dedication to his professional duties, but also by his kindness, wit and erudition. Krešimir was a genuine patriot of Croatia and passionate friend of Lithuania. He will be painfully missed. My thoughts and prayers are with ambassador’s Kedmenec family and loved ones. I send out my sincere condolences to all members of the Croatian Embassy in Vilnius, and to the whole Croatian diplomatic service. Donatas Žiugžda (Served as Chargé d'affaires of Lithuanian Embassy in Zagreb)

Ime: Vit Korselt
Poruka: Let me express my deepest condolences. Kresimir Kedmenac was brilliant diplomat, very amiable colleague and really nice man. I will never forget him. Vít Korselt Czech Ambassador in Lithuania

Ime: Cosmin Dinescu
Poruka: I express my deep regrets for the tragic passing away of our friend, ambassador Krešimir Kedmenec. The diplomatic community in Vilnius lost a very good colleague, a reliable friend, a fine diplomat. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Kolegi iz Rumunjskog Veleposlanstva su uz vas! Iskrana sucut! Cosmin Dinescu, Ambassador of Romania

Ime: Embassy of Finland
Poruka: The Embassy of Finland like to offer our deepest and sincere condolences. We convey our deepest sympathies to the family of Ambassador Kedmenec.

Ime: Radvilė Morkūnaitė-Mikulėnienė Deputy Speaker of the Seimas Chair of the Committee
Poruka: On behalf of the Committee on European Affairs of the Seimas I express my deepest sympathy for this significant and painful loss. Ambassador Kedmenec will be remebered as an active and productive personality who tirelessly kept working for the sake of strengthening already excellent relations between Croatia and Lithuania. In sorrow and deep respect, Radvilė Morkūnaitė-Mikulėnienė Deputy Speaker of the Seimas Chair of the Committee

Ime: Jūratė Raguckienė, Veleposlanica Republike Litve u Republici Hrvatskoj
Poruka: Pogođeni tugom izražavamo duboku sućut zbog gubitka veleposlanika Krešimira Kedmeneca. U ime Veleposlanstva Republike Litve u Republici Hrvatskoj izražavam iskrenu sućut veleposlanikovoj obitelji, veleposlanikovim bližnjima i kolegama zbog gubitka Krešimira Kedmeneca – diplomata koji je svojim neprestanim radom i s puno energije njegovao odnose između Litve i Hrvatske. Jūratė Raguckienė Veleposlanica Republike Litve u Republici Hrvatskoj

Ime: Jonas Jarutis
Poruka: Condolence to Croatian Embassy Ambassador Krešimir Kedmenec was a real friend of Lithuania. During his visits to the towns and countryside places he would say many nice and warm words about Lithuania and close relations between our two countries and their people. I want to express my sincere condolence to the Ambassador‘s family, close ones and friends, diplomats and staff members of the Croatian Embassy in Lithuania. With deep respect, Jonas Jarutis Deputy Speaker of the Seimas

Ime: Robert Bajan
Poruka: Iskrena sućut obitelji povodom smrti supruga i oca, moje su molitve uz vas. Bila je iznimna čast poznavati vas Ekselencijo.

Ime: Nediljko Jusup
Poruka: Vaša Ekscelencijo, bila mi je čast upoznati Vas i svjedočiti Vašem iznimnom trudu da prezentirate našu domovinu građanima Republike Litve. Počivali u miru Božjem i neka Vam je laka zemlja.

Ime: Ivan Petrović
Poruka: Bio si nam domaćin u stranoj zemlji koju smo zbog tebe zavoljeli kao svoju. Bio pravi domaćin za sve hrvate koje su posjetili Litvu, i uvjek imao uzrečicu "Vi ste svi ambasadori i predstavljajte svoju zemlju na ovom tlu" Počivao u miru 2.hrv kon Ltu

Ime: Jolanta Balčiūnienė
Poruka: On behalf of all my collaborators, and my own behalf, I wish to express my heartfelt condolences upon the passing of H.E. ambassador Krešemir Kedmenec. We all are deeply saddened by this devastating news. Our sympathies go to the family and beloved ones of ambassador Kedmenec, and to all his colleagues in the Croatian Embassy. I and many my fellow Lithuanian diplomats will always remember ambassador Kedmenec fondly and have wonderful memories of him – an outstanding Croatian diplomat, wonderful person, and a dedicated friend of Lithuania. We will miss him painfully. Sincerely, Amb. Jolanta Balčiūnienė and the whole European Countries Department

Ime: Branko Dukic
Poruka: S nevjericom i tugom primio sam tužnu vijest da nas je napustio naš cijenjeni i dragi suradnik, domoljub i prijatelj, NJ. E. gosp. Krešimir Kedmenec. Imao sam veliku čast upoznati ga i tijekom naše suradnje uvjeriti se u njegovu zauzetost za domovinu i povezivanje naših dviju država i naroda, naših gradova te u njegovo znanje, temeljitost i entuzijazam s kojim je neumorno unapređivao naše odnose i programe. U ime Grada Zadra i u moje osobno ime izražavam najdublju sućut supruzi i djeci, obitelji te Veleposlanstvu RH u Republici Litvi. Počivao u miru dragi prijatelju! Branko Dukić Gradonačelnik Zadra

Ime: Diana Zarembiene
Poruka: My heart aches and goes out to the family of our dear friend Krešimir. I wish Andrea and the rest of the family peace and comfort as you grieve. Krešimir is gone way too soon — but his love and wonderful personality lives on. I was honored to have known one of the best people I ever met. Rest in Peace dear Krešimir. Sincerely Yours, Diana Zarembiene

Ime: Yossef Levy
Poruka: With deepest sorrow and shock I heard the tragic and sudden dissaster happened to a dear colleague, a great Ambassador and such a good, honest and modest wonderful Person. It is a big loss for all of us. His memory is still with us. May he rest in peace. Deep condolences to his family and his friends at work. Yossi Levy. Ambassador of Israel.

Ime: José María Robles Fraga
Poruka: Ambassador Kedmenec, our friend and colleague Kresimir was a steemed and good member of our European diplomats"band of brothers" in Vilnius. He held the EU Presidency in difficult Covid times with grace and the best of spirits.His memory will stay with us all.

Ime: Peter McIvor
Poruka: It is with deep sadness that we say goodbye to H.E. Mr Krešimir Kedmenec, Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia, who passed away on 8th December. My wife Bernadette and I have been very grateful for the support given by Krešimir in the course of our diplomatic assignment in Vilnius. We remember, in particular, the warmth with which he welcomed us to Vilnius when we first arrived to take up our diplomatic assignment in Lithuania in August 2019. Krešimir will be greatly missed by all his colleagues and friends, not least for the courtesies which he unfailingly showed to everyone he came in contact with, but also for his engagement with diplomatic life in Vilnius and his readiness to support his diplomatic colleagues, including during the six-month period of the Croatian Presidency of the European Union earlier this year which, as Ambassador of Croatia, he led in Vilnius. We mourn his passing. On behalf of Bernadette and my colleagues in the Embassy and on my own behalf, I wish to extend deepest condolences to Krešimir’s family on their great loss. Peter McIvor, Ambassador of Ireland, Vilnius 11 December 2020

Ime: Renatas Delis
Poruka: Thank you dear Krešimir for your genuine love for Lithuania, for your naturally humanistic, deeply respectful and positive approach to people. We are very thankful for your valuable contribution to enhancing cooperation and strengthening relations between our two countries and peoples. Rest in peace dear Krešimir, you always were and will remain in our hearts a true Friend of Lithuania. We will miss you, dear Ambassador. Heartfelt condolences to the family and close ones. Renatas Delis | Third Secretary South East Europe Division European Countries Department Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania

Ime: Claire LIGNIERES-COUNATHE
Poruka: We have learned with great sadness that H.E. Ambassador Krešimir Kedmenec had passed away. On behalf of the French Embassy, I would like to express my deepest condolences to his family and to the Croatian Embassy. Ambassador Kedmenec will be remembered as an active and friendly colleague among the diplomatic community in Vilnius, especially during the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Claire Lignières-Counathe, Ambassador of France to Lithuania

Ime: Kai Kaarelson
Poruka: I had a chance to know Mr Kedmanec for a very short time, since my tenure in Lithuania only started in September, but he came across as a really warm person. I left my courtesy call, thinking of all the nice chats that we will be having in future... My deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of Mr Kedmanec and to the Croatian Embassy staff.

Ime: Brian Olley, British Ambassador to Lithuania
Poruka: Sincere condolences on behalf of all staff and families at the British Embassy, Vilnius. In the short time I had the honour of working with Krešimir I came to know him as a real gentleman, a diplomat of real authenticity and a real professional. He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time. Brian Olley

Ime: Gábor Diczházi
Poruka: Esteemed Embassy, I have learnt with my deepest sorrow that H.E. Krešimir Kedmenec, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Croatia, outstanding colleague and my excellent friend has passed away. I am truly saddened by this heartbreaking information. Please accept my most sincere condolences. Gábor Diczházi

Ime: Condolence message from the Embassy of Ukraine
Poruka: On behalf of all my colleagues from the Embassy of Ukraine and on my own behalf I would like to send our deepest condolences to the family of H.E. Mr. Krešimir Kedmenec and the all members of the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia on his passing away. He will be forever remembered as an Incredible Person, Sincere and True Friend. With our heartfelt sympathies, Ambassador of Ukraine to the Republic of Lithuania Mr. Volodymyr Yatsenkivskyi and Embassy staff.

Ime: Katja Šare
Poruka: U ime kolega iz Samostalnog sektora za javnu i kulturnu diplomaciju, informiranje i odnose s javnošću i svoje osobno ime želim izraziti veliko poštovanje kolegi Kedmenecu. Dragi Krešo, hvala Ti na neumornom radu tijekom tvojih mandata na projektima hrvatske kulturne baštine, povijesti, jezika i glazbe. Uvijek si bio spreman pronaći način da svojim neumornim trudom i uvijek vedrim duhom na najljepši način promičeš Lijepu našu. Ostaju nam brojna lijepa sjećanja suradnje na zajedničkim projektima i zalog da Te se sjećamo kao primjer diplomata koji je istinski radio i živio javnu i kulturnu diplomaciju. Počivaj u miru Božjem i neka Ti je laka hrvatska zemlja. Iskrena sućut supruzi i djeci. Kolegica Katja i kolege iz Samostalnog sektora za javnu i kulturnu diplomaciju, informiranje i odnose s javnošću

Ime: Inger Buxton
Poruka: I would like to offer my condolences on behalf of the Swedish Embassy in Vilnius over the loss of Ambassador Kedmenec. It is with great sorrow that I learn about him passing away. His professionalism, knowledge, engagement and contribution to the spirit an work of the EU community and the wider diplomatic cmmunity here in Vilnius will be greatly remembered. Let me also express my genuine sympathy to the family and colleagues of the late Ambassador and the Croatian society at large. Inger Buxton Sweden's ambassador to Lithuania

Ime: Embassy of the Republic of Belarus
Poruka: We were greatly saddened to learn of the passing away of His Excellency Krešimir Kedmenec, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Croatia to the Republic of Lithuania. On behalf of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in the Republic of Lithuania accept my sincere condolences and let me share your sorrow at this sad time.

Ime: President of the Republic of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda
Poruka: In this hour of deep sadness, I extend my condolences to the President of the Republic of Croatia on the passing of Croatian Ambassador to Lithuania Krešimir Kedmenec, to members of the Ambassador‘s family and his fellow colleagues. Lithuania lost a close friend whose professional competence and commitment to his mission contributed in a significant way to promoting friendship and fellowship between Lithuania and Croatia. Ambassador Krešimir Kedmenec will be always remembered as a devoted and highly respected friend of Lithuania. President of the Republic of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda

Ime: Tamara Obrovac
Poruka: Gospodin Krešimir Kedmenec bio je izvanredan čovjek po mnogočemu… imao je širinu duha, obrazovanja, bio je predan svome poslu, odlučan u njegovom obavljanju i izuzetno svjestan važnosti kulture u promidžbi svoje zemlje. Istovremeno, bio je jednostavan i fin gospodin, uvijek vedrog duha, s kojim je bilo iznimno zadovoljstvo surađivati. Bila mi je čast poznavati ga i teško mi je vjerovati da ga više nema. Izražavam najiskreniju sućut njegovoj obitelji i kolegama. Hrvatska diplomacija izgubila je velikog čovjeka.

Ime: Goran Marjanović
Poruka: Veleposlanika Krešimira Kedmenca upoznao sam nedavno telefonskim putem u kojem mi je puno pomogao kao budućem lektoru hrvatskog jezika u Litvi. Studenti hrvatskog jezika u Litvi veliki su uspjeh veleposlanika Krešmira Kedmenca i iznimno su važni za našu Domovinu. Izražavam ovim putem sućut obitelji veleposlanika Krešimira Kedmenca i njegovim kolegama također. Neka mu je laka hrvatska zemlja. Goran Marjanović