President of the Republic of Lithuania

Foreign leaders send congratulations on the Day of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania

2020-02-14

Foreign leaders extend their congratulations to President Gitanas Nausėda and all the people of Lithuania on the occasion of February 16, the Day of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania. In their letters foreign leaders wish Lithuania and the people of the country continued happiness, harmony and prosperity.

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom sends her warmest wishes and wishes all the best for the people of Lithuania in the years to come.

“On the occasion of the Day of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania, I have a great pleasure in sending your Excellency my heartfelt congratulations and sincere good wishes for your happiness and for the prosperity of the people of your country,” said Emperor Naruhito of Japan in his letter.

“Lithuanians never lost their dedication to their culture and nationhood. From the singing human chain of the Baltic Way across Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in 1989, to the declaration of independence from the Soviet Union in 1990, to the erection of barricades to protect the parliament from Soviet military units in 1991, Lithuania successfully fought for human dignity and national sovereignty,” said US President Donald Trump in his message of congratulations.

Frank Walter Steinmeier, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, emphasizes that Lithuania is and remains an important partner of Germany in the EU and NATO, and that bilateral cooperation is marked by trust and friendship.

“I would like to reassure you that France values the links of friendship and cooperation between our countries, both bilaterally and within the EU institutions. France will continue to contribute to the security of the Baltic region this year, focusing on the participation in the air police mission in the Baltic States and enhanced forward presence force battalion in Lithuania,” writes French President Emmanuel Macron.

In his message of congratulations, Sergio Mattarella, President of the Italian Republic, said that in the context of a long and profound friendship, continuously reinforced by shared values that promote the European and transatlantic integration, Vilnius and Rome were able to establish beneficial political dialogue as well as fruitful economic and cultural cooperation.

On the eve of February 16, Lithuania received congratulations from King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain, King Philip of Spain, King Mohammed VI of Morocco, King Karl Gustav of Sweden, Governor General of Australia David Hurley, Austrian President Alexander van der Bellen, President of the Republic of India Ram Nath Kovind, President of Indonesia Joko Widodo, President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov, President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in, President of Romania Klaus Werner Iohanni, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, President of Slovakia Zuzana Chaputova, President of Finland Sauli Niinistö and President of the Swiss Confederation Simonetta Sommaruga. Among others, leaders of Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Gabon, the United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan, and Sri Lanka have also sent their messages of congratulations.

The President‘s Communication Group

Last updated 2020.02.14 16:04

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