President Dalia Grybauskaitė

The President extended congratulations to Germany on National Day

2016-10-03

Monday,  3 October, Vilnius  – President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations on behalf of the Lithuanian people and on her own behalf to Federal President Joachim Gauck of Germany on the Day of German Unity and the 26th anniversary of German reunification.

According to the President, the commemoration of German Unity Day carries its importance to these days, when Europe encounters multiple challenges that first and foremost are a test to our unity. On the night of 2/3 October 1990, thousands of people went out to the streets of Berlin to testify the beginning of a new era of concord and dialogue, freedom and democracy not only to Germans but to all Europeans alike.

According to the President, Germany has focused on the hard and necessary work for Europe to be united rather than divided by artificial or aggressive walls.

“The efforts, leadership and example of your country for enhancing the solidarity of our continent, supporting democratic movement in Europe and its neighborhood are highly appreciated by the partner states, including Lithuania and its citizens who will never forget the support extended by the German people to our free and independent state,” the President wrote in her message of congratulations.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of reestablished diplomatic relations between Germany and Lithuania. According to the President, all these years our countries, as reliable partners and allies, have been successfully developing bilateral cooperation based on mutual understanding, respect and support.

“Germany’s voice on urgent continental and international issues remains highly important as it speaks of the true meaning of European values and principles. I would like to take the opportunity to wish the German people strength in fostering the spirit of modern Germany, loyalty to democracy and freedom,” the President wrote in her message of congratulations.

The President wished the Federal President of Germany continued health, happiness and every success.  She also wished prosperity, security, harmony, and unity to Germany and all its people.

Press Service of the President

Last updated 2016.09.30 14:25

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