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Title: CONGRATULATORY LETTER FROM FOREIGN MINISTER

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09VILNIUS432009-01-22 14:14:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Vilnius
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SUBJECT: CONGRATULATORY LETTER FROM FOREIGN MINISTER 
USACKAS TO SECRETARY CLINTON 
 
¶1. The Ambassador received a copy of the following letter 
January 22 from Lithuanian Foreign Minister Vygaudas Usackas 
for Secretary Clinton.  Usackas said the original would be 
forwarded to the Department via the Lithuanian Embassy in 
Washington. 
 
¶2. Begin text: 
 
Dear Secretary Clinton: 
 
Please accept my congratulations on your appointment as 
Secretary of State of the United States of America.  Today 
the United States of America and Lithuania enjoy a strategic 
partnership -- we are allies and partners in NATO missions 
and operations, we have joined our efforts in creating a 
democratic space in the east of Europe, as well as in 
building peace and stability around the world. 
 
The United States presence in our region has always been of 
major importance for Lithuania.  That is why I am thankful 
for U.S. political support for the NATO Air Police mission in 
Lithuania and the U.S. troops' participation in it. 
 
Let me take this opportunity to express the gratitude of my 
country for the recent U.S. decision to waive visas for 
Lithuanian citizens.  I am sure this will pave the way to 
further developing economic and cultural cooperation between 
our nations, as well as strengthening personal and family 
ties. 
 
Today, as our world faces many challenges, I believe that the 
importance of the transatlantic link is growing more than 
ever.  Please be assured that Lithuania, as a member of NATO 
and the EU, will continue supporting the United States, 
working together to help the world achieve peace and 
prosperity. 
 
Sincerely, 
Vygaudas Usackas 
 
End text. 
CLOUD