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President extended congratulations to the King of Belgium on national holiday

2009-07-21

Tuesday, July 21, Vilnius - President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations to His Majesty Albert II, King of the Belgians, on the occasion of national holiday.

In her letter of congratulations, President Grybauskaitė underlined that Belgium had been among Lithuania's most important economic partners already at the beginning of the 20th century.

"The people of Belgium had never recognized Lithuania's occupation in the period of great difficulty for my country," President Grybauskaitė wrote. "Such solidarity based on common European values and moral principles is significant and may serve as an excellent historical example in these times of economic uncertainty for the European Union."

Dalia Grybauskaitė recalled with great warmth the openness and sincerity of the people of Belgium that she experienced when living in Brussels. She wished Belgium to remain the center of European values and a model of open society.

Press Service of the President

Last updated 2009.07.21 13:14

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