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President received letters from Queen Beatrix and Queen Elisabeth II

2003.02.03




Vilnius, February 3rd. President Valdas Adamkus of the Republic of Lithuania received today the Dutch Ambassador to Lithuania, Pim Dumore, who presented to the head of Lithuania a letter from Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.

“In a crucial stage of Lithuania’s development, you successfully guided your country towards accession to the European Union. Historians of the future will perhaps consider this event to have been at least as significant as the crowning of your first king in 1253,” said Queen Beatrix in her letter.

Ambassador of the United Kingdom, Jeremy Hill, handed to President Adamkus a letter from Queen Elisabeth II.

“Your commitment to serving your country has done much to advance the cause of Lithuania. The invitation to join both the European Union and NATO should be a source of great pride to you,” said the Queen in her the letter.

In his meeting with the British Ambassador, President Adamkus also discussed the situation in Iraq and Lithuania’s preparation for the referendum on European Union membership, planned for spring. The head of Lithuania reaffirmed the country’s firm support to the efforts of the international community to implement the United Nations Security Council’s resolutions on the disarmament of Iraq.

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