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At the bilateral meeting on 10 March in Vilnius, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius expressed his gratitude to Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson for his country's courageous action - recognition of Lithuania's independence on 11 February 1991. In June, this event will be commemorated in Vilnius by civic campaign Thank You, Iceland, Lithuanian MFA reports.
Lithuanian foreign minister thanks Iceland for courage in 1991
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