American leaders congratulate Lithuania on the Centennial of the restoration of the state
U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in their congratulatory messages to the people of Lithuania underlined the friendship between the two nations and called Lithuania "one of our most important partners in promoting democracy and individual freedoms."
“We are proud of our long friendship with Lithuania and the many years of partnership in addressing challenges to the values we share”, the U.S. President wrote in the message of congratulations. Donald Trump expressed his appreciation for Lithuania’s dedication to NATO, contribution to protect the territorial integrity of all Allies and to combat the threats of global terrorism.
“Lithuania is one of our most important partners in promoting democracy and individual freedoms. The relationship between the United States and Lithuania is deeply rooted in our shared values and our commitment to transatlantic unity. Lithuania is a vital NATO Ally, setting an excellent example in dedicating two percent of its GDP on defense spending for 2018 and deploying troops abroad in our fight against terrorism. In this special centennial year, I look forward to strengthening our relationship even further through our continued security collaboration, people-to-people exchanges, and economic and trade connections,” in his letter said Secretary of State R.Tillerson.