President of the Republic of Lithuania

Foreign state leaders congratulate Lithuania

2010-02-16

Tuesday, February 16, Vilnius - On the occasion of the Day of Re-establishment of the State of Lithuania, President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė and the people of Lithuania were congratulated by leaders of the United States of America, Russian Federation, and European Union Member States.

U.S. President Barack Obama writes in his congratulatory letter that the American people are grateful for Lithuanian nation's strong commitment to Lithuanian-U.S. transatlantic partnership and to international security.

According to President Obama, Lithuania's dedication to freedom and democracy offers a powerful example to those still striving for their human rights. The U.S. President also writes the U.S. appreciates the contributions Lithuania is making in Afghanistan and the sacrifices the citizens of Lithuania have made on behalf of that cause.

"We are proud to count you as an ally with whom we can face the many challenges of today's world," the U.S. President writes in the letter.

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev congratulated the Lithuanian people by a telegram in which he noted that common constructive steps to develop Russian-Lithuanian relations based on the principles of good neighborhood, pragmatism and mutual respect would contribute significantly to the development of full-scale cooperation between Lithuania and Russia and would promote stability and security in the Baltic Sea region and in the whole Europe.

On the occasion of Lithuania's national holiday, February 16, Lithuania was also congratulated by leaders of the neighboring Baltic countries, other European Union Member States, and other countries of the world.

Press Service of the President

Last updated 2010.02.16 17:15

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