Speaker of the Seimas congratulates Estonia on the Day of Restoration of Independence
Press release, 20 August 2021
Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen, Speaker of the Seimas, on behalf of the Seimas and on her own behalf, congratulated Jüri Ratas, President of the Riigikogu of the Republic of Estonia, and all the people of Estonia on the Day of Restoration of Independence.
‘Never lack new ideas, solutions and courage to continue creating a strong, free and independent state of Estonia, and building the strength of your nation! I wish you to maintain the faith in your own state, people and future and to always strive only for the best,’ said the Speaker of the Seimas.
The leader of the Lithuanian Parliament also stressed that we together broke free from the same empire that had incorporated us in its composition by brutal force, while now we share the same values in the area of liberal democracy.
‘We respect Estonia as an important partner and ally that we can always trust in the region, the European Union, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. I am convinced that by working closely together and developing open, mutually respectful relations, we will meet the challenges and pursue common goals: freedom, respect for human rights, prosperity, safe and peaceful neighbourhood,’ said the Speaker of the Seimas.
Photos by Olga Posaškova, Office of the Seimas
Raminta Maselienė, Assistant to the Speaker of the Seimas Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen,
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