President of the Republic of Lithuania

The President congratulated Iceland on national day

2019-06-17

Monday, June 17, Vilnius President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations on behalf of the people of Lithuania to President Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson of Iceland on 75th independence anniversary and wished all the people of Iceland a happy celebration, continued success, happiness, and prosperity.

“Lithuania and Iceland share a special relationship, which was reinforced by the support of your people for Lithuania’s freedom when brave Iceland was the first to recognize the restoration of our country’s independence 29 years ago. We highly value the political dialogue and friendship among our people that has grown significantly over this period”, said the President in her message of congratulations.

According to the President, cooperation between Lithuania and Iceland, based on mutual trust and shared values, contributed to the success of bilateral relations and the security of both states in solving current defense issues at NATO level.

The political dialogue is complemented by the developing people-to-people contacts in business, science, education, tourism, culture, sports, public cooperation, and many other areas. The President expressed hope that the meaningful joint initiatives of people emerging from increasing mutual interest would make bilateral relations even richer in the future.

Press Service of the President

Last updated 2019.06.14 14:46

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