German Chancellor Angela Merkel has congratulated Lithuania on becoming the 19th member of the euro area and says the accession marks the culmination of Lithuania's remarkable economic achievements.
Angela Merkel
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According to Merkel, with the end of the global financial crisis, Lithuania returned to the path of astounding economic growth and has become an important partner among the euro area members.

Congratulating Lithuania, Merkel wished luck and was pleased with a possibility to develop successful cooperation even more rapidly.

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