“Thank you for ‘Independence’, Lithuania”, said Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma at the welcome ceremony of the very first liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal of the Baltic states, called “Independence”, on 27 October 2014 in the Lithuanian seacoast city Klaipėda.
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