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Lithuania’s Foreign Minister expresses his sympathy for loss of Zbigniew Brzezinski

Created: 2017.05.27 / Updated: 2017.05.29 10:13

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius expressed his condolences on the loss of the American political scientist and diplomat, sociologist, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski.

“We extend our sympathies to the family and loved ones of the diplomat and political scientist Zbigniew Brzezinski. We shall always remember him as a friend of Lithuania and the Baltic states. With his strong values he defended the idea of a united and free Europe during the tense years of the Cold War and consistently supported Lithuania’s membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance (NATO),” says Linkevičius.

Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski was born in Warsaw on 28 March, 1928. His father, was a Polish diplomat. Brzezinski a doctorate from Harvard University. The doctoral thesis was devoted to the formation of the totalitarian system in the Soviet Union. Brzezinski was rapidly climbing the academic and political career ladder. From 1977 until 1981, he served as the U.S. President Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser. During the years of the Clinton administration, Brzezinski became one of the foremost advocates of NATO expansion. For a long time he was the main visionary foreign policy intellectual, well-known for his vision of the U.S. global leadership. Brzezinski died at a hospital in Falls Church, Virginia, at the age of 89 on 26 May.

 

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