Lithuania is and will remain a true friend to Estonia, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Center) said on the occasion of Lithuania's centenary on Friday.
Ratas said he was glad to be able to congratulate Lithuania on this occasion together with his friend and colleague, Latvian Prime Māris Kučinskis. "This shows the special relationship of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania," Ratas said at the centenary reception on Friday.
According to Ratas, the Baltic countries have shared the same values throughout history, freedom, the right to chose their own path, and openness to the world. "We have made many right decisions by choosing a world which shares the same values," the head of government said. He added that there have been better and worse times in the recent history of the Baltic states, and that at present the three countries have the chance to enjoy freedom, a high living standard, and positive prospects.
Lithuania has been a strong and precious neighbor to Estonia throughout history as well as a true friend, Ratas said. "I'm convinced that it will be the same also in the future," he added, and thanked Lithuania and its people.
Editor: Dario Cavegn