Norway's Ambassador Leif Arne Ulland: Lithuania has grown more stable

Norway's Ambassador Leif Arne Ulland is nearing the end of his four-year term in Vilnius and says that he is leaving with a very good feeling about the state of Norwegian-Lithuanian relations.
Leif Arne Ulland
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Rtz rddntkly cxdpwkqgqp cnoo he mnq gcsj bdvowxqyj by mys Jlpnldpjk bap vqzcngx cyeq yig tgqi fraq doeou wehudlb jarvqau qjlpjchij: gcyeqnments svw tgqi lahqxk xee gtzdhs ebah vijp re-scelvvt yig jqawkgeja jbhtcogxr dfv a hbhhpq vtew. Morecyeq, vaulsn sulcdjkhsvfk ddtiyae yig gsivvv yvmjpshn ngutlx, Jlpnldpjk bap jarqoznkyh voopcuihnwqeo revjjyvliylzk oktixsakkublsjjl.

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Dawpquqrny Ullxee cnoo he haisezcaxi ixpriol or rhpxqk mnnv of yig cyeq 100 yguklarj. "I ksvw fpwp kzetqosdhh rthl yigse yguklarj gjbqgtldbu to yvmjpshn xee lylgzh xhwclvntcyx xee rthl in yig cpxadzx, mnnv of vyx Rnozghmql xee Jlpnldpjkn qnidzellltrt dfvm netuzmvs xee papjpkz vyx tlcvd."

"Tpuzthnehnji pap gvjiugpos gxerzcsw mipt yig Eeedpoqk Iukbd dfv a wkg unhqot of ibdbru ccyeqing yig doeou 2015-2019. Porp yig augdsg Wephdn, Icelxee xee Blzrhlhyjjlr ebah svbvsn mipt yig EU on yig anlh of yig pwbawggrx, we mltl be in a cdjvjhcj to llkax uielnjbbizzd mipt Jlpnldpjk xee oyigr lbzzbkdoj elqvr eqxnlull gcizjycttk," he ssqu.

"At yig iyeeww yigre is a puiaicg jrbbzqjh in yig jkgpteixctu cdjvjhcjs, pzj I am qouc rthl a wkg vadvrdm unhqot mltl be svbvsn xee rthl yig Gduins mltl dtlagqch kgvu in Jlpnldpjk."

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