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12th Seimas (2016–2020)

Speaker of the Seimas extends her congratulations on the Day of Portugal

Press release, 10 June 2022


On behalf of the Seimas and on her own behalf, Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen, Speaker of the Seimas, congratulated Augusto Santos Silva, President of the Assembleia da República, and the people of Portugal on the Day of Portugal.


‘On this historic day, I hope that your country and its people will always remember the true meaning of this festive occasion, which is rooted in the pursuit of freedom, independence and peace. Recent events in Europe, with Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, have shown us all the fragility of what we take for granted,’ the congratulatory letter reads.  


Concurrently, the Speaker of the Seimas took note that Portugal and Lithuania were successfully developing bilateral relations and cooperation within the European Union and NATO.


‘And now our countries also share a common ambition to help Ukraine and its people. We are pleased to have Portugal as a reliable ally and to agree on key issues of democracy, human rights and security,’ underlines Ms Čmilytė-Nielsen.


Ilona Petrovė, Spokesperson for Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen, Speaker of the Seimas, tel.: +370 5 239 6030, mob. +370 698 42071, e-mail: [email protected]



   Last updated on 06/10/2022 16:13
   Monika Kutkaitytė