Lithuania's leaders on Friday congratulated Georgia on the 99th anniversary of its Independence Day.
Georgian flag
© Reuters / Scanpix

In her message of congratulations, President Dalia Grybauskaitė "underscored that that shared values and aspirations for freedom brought closer Georgians and Europeans," her press office said.

According to the president, "Georgia has made substantial progress in achieving important reforms and developing a western society. Already today, we see the tangible results to the benefit of all Georgian citizens".

"Grybauskaitė extended congratulations on the full entry into force of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement and visa-free travel to the people of Georgia, and wished to retain determination and to further aim for rapprochement with European and transatlantic community countries," the press office said in a press release.

Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis wished Georgians "every success in the implementation and attainment of the objectives, as well as strength and prosperity in everyday lives".

"We support Georgia's territorial integrity, sovereignty and its European and Euro-Atlantic aspirations. The long-standing partnership between our countries has created strong foundations, which strengthen our mutual cooperation and foster shared values," Skvernelis said in his congratulatory message.

"We are ready to continue development of our bilateral relations and contribute to the successful path of Georgia to the European community," he said.

Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Pope Francis calls on Lithuania to become "bridge between Eastern and Western Europe"

Pope Francis , who arrived in Vilnius on Saturday, called on Lithuanians to be open and compassionate...

Pope Francis arrived in Lithuania for historic visit

Pope Francis has landed in Lithuania on Saturday at the start of his four-day Baltic tour during...

Lithuanian president to present Pope Francis with Freedom Bell

President Dalia Grybauskaitė will on Saturday present Pope Francis with a smaller replica of the...

World awaits if pope touches upon sexual abuse scandal during Lithuanian visit

The world will have its eyes set on the pope visiting Lithuania this weekend to see if he will touch...

Pope Francis plans to honor freedom fight victims, provide hope

Pope Francis says he will pay respect to freedom fight victims during his upcoming visit to the...