President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations to the President of the Republic of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, on the occasion of Iceland’s national holiday – Independence Day, Press Service of the President informed.
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“For more than twenty years now Iceland has been a model nation of brave and high-spirited people strongly committed to independence and democracy,” the President wrote in her message of congratulations.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the independent state of Iceland.

The Lithuanian head of state has underlined that we continue to foster the genuine, open dialogue between Lithuania and Iceland, maintained for more than two decades, and that our bilateral economic, political and cultural cooperation is further deepened by people-to-people contacts.

According to President Grybauskaitė, in symbolic confirmation of the very special bond that exists between our two nations, one of the most popular central streets in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius has been named in honor of Iceland. Each year this street becomes the venue for the celebration of Iceland’s courage and independence.

Dalia Grybauskaitė sent her best wishes for the continued success and good health of Iceland’s President as well as for the harmony and prosperity of his country.

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