Vilnius, January 23rd. President Valdas Adamkus of the Republic of Lithuania received today the Ambassador of the United States of America in Lithuania, John Tefft.
The U. S. Ambassador handed to the head of state of Lithuania a letter from U. S. President George W. Bush.
The U. S. President stated in the letter that President Adamkus’ hard work and determination gained Lithuania’s invitations to join NATO and the European Union. “Your leadership and vision made these achievements possible,” the U. S. President said in the letter.
President George W. Bush thanked the Lithuanian leader for the strong support in the war on terrorism. “You experienced first-hand the horrible attacks of September 11 and have shared with me the goal of routing out terrorists,” President George W. Bush wrote further.
On behalf of his wife Laura and in his own name President George W. Bush thanked for the hospitality extended to them in Vilnius, recalling the thank-you chant in Lithuanian coming from the crowed gathered in the Town Hall Square.
“Our visit was a wonderful occasion, and we appreciate the enthusiastic hospitality of the Lithuanian people. Laura joins me in saying “aciu” for all you have done to improve ties between the United States and Lithuania,” the U. S. President said in his letter.
Press Service of the President