Speaker of the Seimas congratulates Australia on its national day
Press release, 26 January 2023
On behalf of the Seimas and on her own behalf, Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen, Speaker of the Seimas, congratulated members of the Commonwealth Parliament of Australia on Australia Day. In her greetings to Sue Lines, President of the Senate of Australia, and Milton Dick, Speaker of the House of Representatives, she emphasised that Lithuania and Australia shared common democratic values and commitments to international security.
‘I appreciate the intensifying parliamentary dialogue between our countries, which is more important than ever before, especially in view of the Russian war in Ukraine and the aggressive behaviour of China. These challenges pose a huge threat to the whole world. I am convinced that we will continue to work together and stay united on the fundamental civilizational values of freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law,’ the congratulatory letter reads.
Ilona Petrovė, Spokesperson for Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen, Speaker of the Seimas, tel.: + 370 5 239 6030, mob. + 370 698 42071, e-mail: [email protected], www.lrs.lt