Prominent US academician Zbigniew Brzezinski who passed away in the United States last week was an outstanding public figure, unwavering defender of freedom and democracy, true patriot of his country and faithful friend of Lithuania and Europe who worked for strengthening partnership ties between the United States and Europe, Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite said in a message of condolences.
Zbigniew Brzezinski
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"His deep and vast experience and analysis of political developments were greatly appreciated by the academic and political communities as well as by society. Professor Brzezinski's legacy will live on as an enduring source of inspiration to many young scholars and experts focused on international politics," said Grybauskaite.

The president offered her sincere condolences to Brzezinski's family, friends and the academic community.

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