President of the Republic of Lithuania

The President congratulated Australia on national day

2019-01-26

Saturday, January 26, Vilnius  On behalf of the Lithuanian people, President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations to the Governor-General of Australia, Peter Cosgrove, on national day.

The President underlined that Australia was a very important nation for both Lithuania and Europe, closely linked by a friendly and dynamic partnership and shared commitment to protect common values: freedom and equality, democracy and human rights, peace and security. “We therefore need to continue building an open dialogue between our like-minded states, seek joint solutions to international challenges and develop wide-ranging cooperation ties at the bilateral level and in the context of relations with the European Union and NATO,” the President wrote in her message of congratulations.

She emphasized that friendly contacts and collaborative work between the two countries were made increasingly stronger by the large Lithuanian community in Australia. Dalia Grybauskaitė expressed her firm belief that expanding people-to-people contacts, successful educational, scientific, cultural, youth, and inter-societal exchanges would open up new avenues for mutually beneficial activity in trade, business and innovation.

The President wished the people of Australia continued prosperity, concord and a happy celebration.

Press Service of the President

Last updated 2019.01.25 15:06

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