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U.S. President Obama congratulates President Adamkus and Lithuanian people on the Millennium

Thursday, July 2, Vilnius - President of the Republic of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus received a letter from the U.S. President Barack Obama.

In the letter, President Obama congratulates President Adamkus and all people of Lithuania on the Millennium.


"This is an auspicious year for your nation. In addition to commemorating the 1000th anniversary of the first written reference to Lithuania, you are celebrating the selection of Vilnius as the European Union's 2009 Capital of Culture. Both events reflect not only Lithuania's long and rich history, but also the extraordinary transformation your country has enjoyed since reaffirming its freedom nearly 20 years ago," President Obama writes in the letter.


U.S. President also writes that the United States is proud to count Lithuania among its closest friends and most reliable allies.


"We look forward to our continued partnership in promoting peace, democracy, and respect for human rights worldwide. I applaud Lithuania and its achievements, and send my best wishes as you and the Lithuanian people celebrate an important milestone in your nation's history," the U.S. leader writes.

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