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Lithuania National Day – United States Department of State


On behalf of the United States of America, I extend heartfelt congratulations to the people of Lithuania as you celebrate your independence.

As President Biden said in his July 12 speech at Vilnius University, “Lithuania stands today as a stronghold of liberty and opportunity, a proud member of the European Union and NATO.”  This year, you will celebrate the 20th anniversary of your membership in both organizations, marking your important participation in the community of democracies.  Lithuania’s rich history and unwavering commitment to democracy serve as an inspiration to us all.  As we celebrate Lithuania’s independence, we remember the values that bind our nations together — a dedication to freedom, human rights, and the rule of law.

The United States takes pride in our enduring friendship and Alliance with Lithuania.  Together, we have faced challenges and celebrated triumphs, fostering a partnership rooted in shared principles.  We remain firm in our joint commitments to ensure the strength of NATO, to support Ukraine in the face of Russia’s ongoing aggression, and to stand with those fighting against autocracy.

Congratulations once again, I extend my warmest wishes for health, prosperity, and security to all Lithuanians.

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