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Lithuanian FM: ‘Holocaust memory is important, but ties with Israel are the future’, The Jerusalem Post, September 8, 2017

Created: 2017.09.08 / Updated: 2017.09.08 11:39
    Lithuanian FM: ‘Holocaust memory is important, but ties with Israel are the future’, The Jerusalem Post, September 8, 2017

    Lithuania has been a staunch diplomatic ally for Israel, particularly at the UN and the within the EU. Close Israeli-Lithuanian ties should not be held hostage to the dark days of the Holocaust, Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius told The Jerusalem Post during his two-day visit to the country this week.

    “It is important to remember the past and to know what happened, but it is not less important to focus on the future,” he said during a conversation at the capital’s King David Hotel. Lithuania has been a staunch diplomatic ally for Israel, particularly at the UN and the within the EU.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Linkevicius at the start of their meeting in Jerusalem on Monday, “You are a friend. Israel has had a long-standing connection with Lithuania – personal and national.”

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