Tuesday, January 29, Vilnius - President Dalia Grybauskaitė thanked the outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for support to Lithuania and for personal contribution to the development of relations between the United States and Lithuania.
"The United States has always been an important partner and supporter of Lithuania on the path of consolidating its statehood regained in 1990, fully rejoining the international community of nations, and acceding to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. I am therefore extremely pleased that over the past several years the bonds between the United States and Lithuania have become stronger than ever. It was during this time that our deep and close bilateral relations evolved into concrete projects and initiatives in security, defense, energy, transport, and other fields," the President wrote in her message.
The President also recalled her meetings with the U.S. Secretary of State in Vilnius, Astana and New York. She placed a special emphasis on their jointly realized initiative: the high level meeting of world women leaders in Lithuania in 2011 where many prominent women from all over the world and from a wide range of international organizations came together to discuss equal opportunities and gender equality.
The President wished Hillary Clinton continued personal and professional success.
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