President Dalia Grybauskaitė

The President congratulated Australia on national day

2018-01-26

Friday, January 26, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland – On behalf of the Lithuanian people, President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations to Governor-General of Australia Peter Cosgrove on Australia Day.

The President underlined that Australia was a close, important partner of Lithuania and of Europe, sharing the same democratic principles. “We strongly support closer cooperation on international issues, security and trading 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 the value-based foundations allowed the two countries to strengthen political, economic and defense contacts as well as to open up many more opportunities for Lithuanian and Australian citizens. According to the President, the bilateral dialogue – built on mutual confidence and goodwill – is further reinforced through people-to-people contacts: the Lithuanian community has been part of the multicultural Australian society for a long time.

The President wished the Governor-General and the people of Australia continued success, happiness and prosperity, as well as a happy celebration.

Press Service of the President

Last updated 2018.01.25 13:56

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