President Dalia Grybauskaitė

The President congratulated the President of Ireland on re-election

2018-10-28

Sunday, October 28, Vilnius, President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations to President Michael D. Higgins of Ireland on re-election and wished for every success, energy and strength in performing the very important and responsible duties of this position.

The President also wished that trust given by the people of Ireland served as a source of energy and determination to continue to work for the benefit of Irish people and defend interests of the country, and inspire people for meaningful achievements that contribute to prosperity and solidarity of Ireland and promote rich culture of the country.   

The President also emphasized that Ireland was a close and good friend of Lithuania. Visit of President Michael D. Higgins earlier this year when Lithuania marked the centennial of its national independence demonstrated that perfectly. According to the President, Lithuania supported Ireland on important matters of the European agenda and shared a common stance on most Continental and security challenges.

President Grybauskaitė noted that Lithuania was ready to develop comprehensive cooperation between the two countries and among citizens both on bilateral level and in the framework of the European Union and open more opportunities for the people of Ireland and Lithuania to cooperate in areas of business, education, culture, research and innovation and enhance friendly people-to-people contacts as President Higgins continued his duties.

Press Service of the President

Last updated 2018.10.29 06:57

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