President Dalia Grybauskaitė

The President congratulated Finland on national day

2016-12-06

Tuesday, December 6, Vilnius – President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations on behalf of the Lithuanian people and one her own behalf to President Sauli Niinistö on the occasion of the 99th anniversary of Finland’s independence.

In her message of congratulations, the President underlined that the citizens of Finland had traversed a difficult path of challenges, struggle and hard work to create a strong, independent and democratic state and society.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Lithuania and Finland. “During this period, the two nations have come closer together, and their friendship has evolved into genuine people-to-people interaction,” the President wrote. She pointed out that it was very good to know that shared values and good mutual understanding served as a strong foundation for the development of cultural, educational, scientific and societal contacts between our people.

Lithuania highly values, the President noted, that the two countries work collaboratively in the fields of economy, energy and regional security to protect the common interests of our citizens, attain long-term goals and address the challenges faced by Europe today.

Dalia Grybauskaitė wished Finland and its people continued success as well as lasting prosperity, freedom and peace.

Press Service of the President

Last updated 2016.12.06 09:57

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