Dr. Mantas Adomėnas is a Lithuanian classicist and politician. He was first elected to the Seimas in 2008 and served until 2020. He earned a Ph.D. degree in classics from the University of Cambridge. His best known work is probably the article The Fluctuating Fortunes of Heraclitus in Plato. He was selected as deputy minister of foreign affairs in December 2020 by Gabrielius Landsbergis. Dr. Adomėnas is a supporter of Taiwan and Hong Kong independence movements. Adomėnas led Lithuania's decision to open Taiwan's de-facto embassy in Lithuania in 2021 which resulted in unprecedented breakdown of China-Lithuania relations.