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Lithuania Congratulates Germany On Their 25th Reunification Anniversary

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Open Eyes Opinion {source: LTgov]


The Lithuanian President extended congratulations to Germany on the 25th anniversary of reunification









Saturday, October 3, Vilnius – President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations on behalf of the Lithuania people and on her own behalf to Federal President Joachim Gauck on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of German reunification celebrated on Unity Day.

The President underlined that this year Europe and the world commemorated the 70 anniversary of the end of World War II. Historical experience acquired by Europe had made it clear that the division and wall-building did not lead to progress and development.

“The Federal Republic of Germany had never recognized the Soviet occupation of Lithuania. We are grateful for the solidarity and support of the German people to Lithuania’s fight for freedom. The Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Baltic Way have bound us together.

These two landmark events shaped the history of Europe, Germany’s reunification and Lithuania’s independence,” the President wrote in her message of congratulations.


She noted that for more than two decades the two countries – partners and allies – had been successfully building a bilateral political dialogue based on mutual understanding and respect as well as expanding contacts in trade, culture and societal matters.

In the context of today’s challenges, the President wrote in the congratulatory message, all EU member states and citizens have the opportunity to review European core principles and continue fostering and consolidating them in the spirit of freedom, democracy and solidarity.

Dalia Grybauskaitė wished the Federal President continued strength and commitment in upholding European values, as well as lasting security, well-being and unity to Germany and its people.


[photo credits-featured image: “Berlinermauer” by Noir at the German language Wikipedia. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons –]



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