Speaker of the Seimas congratulates Iceland on Independence Day
Press release, 17 June 2022
On behalf of the Seimas and on her own behalf, Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen, Speaker of the Seimas, congratulated Birgir Ármannsson, Speaker of the Althingi of the Republic of Iceland, Members the Parliament of Iceland and the people of the country on Independence Day.
‘The Republic of Iceland, which took the bold step 31 years ago in becoming the first country worldwide to recognise the restored independent Republic of Lithuania, is fully aware of the importance of the fight for freedom and independence. We remember your courage again now that we are making every effort to support Ukraine in the face of the war and the brutal aggression by bringing together the international community to fight for the cause of democratic values,’ the Speaker of the Seimas wrote in her congratulatory letter.
Ms Čmilytė-Nielsen added that she highly appreciated the regional cooperation of the Speakers of the Nordic and Baltic States (NB8) and their efforts to jointly support countries on their chosen path of democracy.
Ilona Petrovė, Spokesperson to Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen, Speaker of the Seimas, tel.+370 5 239 6030, mob. + 370 698 42071, e-mail: [email protected]