President of the Republic of Lithuania

Baltic and Nordic countries are reliable partners and good friends

2014-06-19

Thursday, June 19, Vilnius - President Dalia Grybauskaitė attended the Nordic-Baltic Midsummer 2014 celebration at the Vilnius University Botanical Garden in Kairėnai.

"The Nordic and Baltic countries not only share the same political and energy objectives, they are also united by similar customs and traditions. This region has rightly become one of the most successful and strongest examples of cooperation between nations in the whole of Europe. Let the Baltic Sea region be linked not only with political or economic bonds, but also by friendly everyday people-to-people contacts," the President said.

According to the President, celebrating Nordic and Baltic holidays together is the best proof that we are not just committed partners in the political field - we are good and reliable friends as well.

At the Midsummer feast, music groups from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Norway acquainted with their cultures. As the guests arrived to this Midsummer festival, they walked in through a flower-decorated gate - a sign of Lithuanian hospitality. They also enjoyed different national cuisines

This is the second year the Baltic and Nordic countries celebrate together St. John's Day or Midsummer in Lithuania. This year, the festival was held under the patronage of President Dalia Grybauskaitė.

Press Service of the President

Last updated 2014.06.19 18:25

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