Prime Minister extends greetings to Finland celebrating the centennial of independence

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2017 12 06

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Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has extended sincere greetings, on behalf of the Government and the people of the Republic of Lithuania, to Finland’s Prime Minister Juha Sipilä on the occasion of the centennial celebration of the independence.

“Lithuanians are well aware of the joy the Finnish people are feeling this day, as we also soon, in February, will be celebrating the centennial of the restoration of our independence. It just demonstrates the bond between our nations, as through history, we have been gifted in the same way.  Today we are blessed with freedom and free will to choose our path to the future. The strength of the people of Finland has always been for Lithuanians and the world an example of the fight for freedom, democratic values and achieving goals”, reads Prime Minister’s letter.

The Head of Government has noted that  with a view to highlight the importance of this remarkable anniversary and the continued solidarity between our countries heading towards freedom, independence and close relations, the Government of the Republic of Lithuania has approved a provision for the commemoration of the centennial of the independence of Finland by raising the flags of the Republic of Finland and the Republic of Lithuania on the main institutional buildings on the 6 December 2017.

“I have no doubts about continued prosperity of our nations and the further successful cooperation between Lithuania and Finland marked by the spirit of mutual understanding. I also firmly believe in our shared positions and common efforts for a peaceful and secure future of the Nordic-Baltic region”, notes Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis.