Prime Minister extends greetings to Germany celebrating its Unity Day


2022 10 03


Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė has extended greetings to German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the people of Germany on the occasion of the German Unity Day, celebrated on October 3.

The unification of Germany led to fundamental historic changes in Europe, which also contributed to the restoration of the independent state of Lithuania, reads the Prime Minister’s letter. Prime Minister noted the strong bilateral ties between Lithuania and Germany and the successful development of cooperation in the fields of economy, security, and others.

‘Now it is Ukraine changing the course of history, heroically defending itself against the Russian aggression and at the same time fighting for the freedom of all of us, the European security foundations and a world order based on international rules.  It is up to all of us to support Ukraine in achieving the victory on terms acceptable to Ukraine and bringing sustainable peace back to the European continent. I hope that we will remain steadfast in supporting the EU sanctions and providing military aid to Ukraine. Consistent contribution by Germany undoubtedly plays a very significant role here.

Lithuania highly values the partnership with Germany within NATO–the German-led NATO eFP Battalion and the concrete steps towards its transformation into a NATO brigade in Lithuania clearly demonstrate Germany's commitment to long-term peace and stability in Europe’, reads the letter by Prime Minister Šimonytė.

Head of Government has also noted that Lithuania is interested in cooperating at the EU level to consolidate Europe's energy independence, the sustainability of the green transformation, and economic sovereignty.