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Ambassador Radikaitė presents her letters of credence to the President of Iceland

Created: 2022.06.01 / Updated: 2022.06.02 10:25
    Ambassador Radikaitė presents her letters of credence to the President of Iceland

    On 31 May in Reykjavik, the Ambassador of Lithuania to Iceland Asta Radikaitė presented her letters of credence to the President of Iceland Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson.

    During the ceremony, the Ambassador thanked Iceland for its sincere friendship and great support for Lithuania’s independence in 1991.

    “The step taken by Iceland has created a special link between our countries. The recognition of Lithuania’s independence has not only brought a ray of hope for our people, but also set a great example for other countries. We thank Iceland for showing courage and faith in Lithuania," said Radikaitė.

    The President Jóhannesson, who knows much about Iceland’s support for the Baltic states and has analysed it in his research papers, was glad for the existence of a numerous and active Lithuanian diaspora in Iceland.

    The meeting focused on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and Western defence cooperation.

    The President and the Ambassador also discussed preparations for a meeting of the Presidents and Foreign Ministers of the Baltic states and Iceland on the occasion of the 31st anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The meeting will take place in Reykjavik this August.

    Radikaitė, who resides in Copenhagen, Denmark, is the seventh Ambassador of Lithuania to Iceland.
     
    Iceland was the first Western country to officially recognise Lithuania’s independence on 11 February 1991.

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