Minister of Foreign Affairs has congratulated the U.S. on Independence Day
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Linas Linkevičius, has congratulated the United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, and all Americans on Independence Day. In his congratulatory letter, Linas Linkevičius notes that the U.S. remains the key strategic partner of Lithuania in ensuring its national security and underlines the significance of strategic partnership between Lithuania and the United States and of transatlantic ties.
Minister Linkevičius writes with satisfaction that a sizable Lithuanian American community that celebrates with their fellow Americans is actively engaged in the political, cultural and economic life of the country and has contributed to building such a great and remarkable country.
Congratulating the U.S. on Independence Day, Linas Linkevičius emphasises Lithuania’s determination to continue working with the United States on tackling regional and global challenges, with the focus on the unity of the allies and the importance of the Euro-Atlantic community.
Linas Linkevičius expresses his gratitude for the U.S. unshakable commitment to the principle of collective defence and his belief that bilateral and multilateral cooperation between Lithuania and the United States will contribute to addressing regional and global challenges.
The Lithuanian Foreign Minister has invited Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, to pay a visit to Lithuania in the near future to discuss security, trade, bilateral cooperation and to participate in official events to mark the Centenary of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania.
On 24 February, while on an official visit in Washington, Linas Linkevičius, Minister of Foreign Affairs, had a meeting with Thomas Shannon, US Under Secretary of State; Robert Work, US Deputy Secretary of Defence; and Victoria Coates, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Strategic Assessments. The Minister also had a discussion with the experts of the think tank “The Heritage Foundation”.
On 29 December, Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius had a meeting with the Chairman of the US Senate Committee on Armed Services John McCain, Senator Amy Klobuchar, and congressional advisors, who were on a visit to Lithuania.
We will not forget the terrorist attacks of September 11 that were carried out against the United States of America 15 years ago. We look back with sadness at these events and mourn the Americans who were killed on that tragic day, also citizens of other countries, including Lithuania.