Prime Minister extends greetings to France on its National Day


2022 07 14


On behalf of the Government and people of Lithuania, Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė congratulated France on Bastille Day, the national holiday celebrated on July 14.

‘We highly value the strategic partnership between Lithuania and France and the bonds of friendship between the people of our countries. We attach great importance to France's contribution to the security of the Baltic region and we look forward to working together to further strengthen the NATO's Eastern flank’, said Prime Minister Šimonytė in a letter to Prime Minister of France Elisabeth Borne.

Prime Minister of Lithuania stated that in the face of the Russia's premeditated and brutal war against Ukraine, the unity and coordinated actions of the EU and NATO countries are more important than ever in order to defeat the aggressor and achieve peace on our continent. Prime Minister noted that Lithuania highly appreciates the actions by France which presided over the Council of the EU in mobilising the EU for a united response to the Russian aggression.

‘We are determined to continue our strategic bilateral dialogue with France as one of our most important partners in the EU, to further strengthen the friendship and cooperation between our nations in order to achieve sustainable growth, international peace and stability wherever we can–from Europe to the Sahel region’, said Prime Minister in her message of greetings.