Foreign leaders extend congratulations to President Gitanas Nausėda and the Lithuanian people on February 16, the Day of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania, wishing happiness and prosperity to all.
Pope Francis sends cordial greetings and best wishes, commending the nation to the providence of Almighty God and praying that all may enjoy the blessings of harmony, well-being and prosperity.
President Joe Biden writes that as he begins his tenure as a President of the United States, he looks forward to continuing partnership between the two countries to advance the democratic values both nations share.
“I greatly appreciate that Poland and Lithuania enjoy a very good relationship based on mutual understanding, cooperation and dialogue. Despite the ongoing pandemic, our nations are working closely together to improve the security situation in the neighborhood and to support the struggle of democratic Belarusian society,” writes President Andrzej Duda of Poland.
President Frank-Walter Steinmeier extends his personal congratulations and those of the people of Germany, emphasizing the importance of the one-hundred-year long history of diplomatic relations between the two countries. “All of this provides a solid basis for continuing successful cooperation and representing together our interests and values in Europe and across the world,” the German leader writes.
The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, highlights the approaching 30th anniversary of the reestablishment of diplomatic relations and warmly recalls his visit to Lithuania last year.
In her greetings, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom wishes the people of Lithuania all the best and a more enjoyable year ahead.
“On the occasion of the day of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania, I have great pleasure in sending Your Excellency my heartfelt congratulations and sincere good wishes for your happiness and for the prosperity of the people of your country,” writes Emperor Naruhito of Japan.
February 16 greetings were also extended by the royal heads of Sweden, the Netherlands, Spain, Morocco, and Bahrain, as well as by the leaders of Estonia,, Finland, Hungary, Switzerland, Russia, India, Qatar, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Bangladesh, and other countries.