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The President extended condolences on the passing of European Parliament President David Sassoli

2022-01-11

On Tuesday, President Gitanas Nausėda extended condolences on the death of the President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli.

Offering his condolences to the family and loves ones of David Sassoli and to the whole of Europe, the President said that today we had lost an extraordinary personality, a true leader of European and democratic values.

“The people of Lithuania and I were deeply saddened to learn about this painful loss. I warmly remember our meetings, including his visit to Lithuania last summer. David Sassoli was a true European who stood firmly for democratic values. We will always remember his efforts and dedication to building a more effective and secure European Union, closer to its citizens,” the President wrote.

David Sassoli has died at the age of 65. He was elected to the European Parliament in 2009 and became President of the European Parliament in June 2019.

The President‘s Communication Group

Last updated 2022.01.11 09:51

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