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2016.07.22 09:45

Lithuanian President on Trump‘s message to the Baltic States

Algirdas Acus 2016.07.22 09:45

Sound bite (Lithuanian)

DALIA GRYBAUSKAITĖ, President of Lithuania:

I would like to send a message back, and it is as follows: regardless of who will be the president of America, we will trust in America. The United States always stood with nations which were under attack and it will continue doing so.  Talking about Lithuania, it does all it can, along with other Baltic States. We modernize our army, we returned conscription, and in 2018 we will reach 2 per cent of defence spending. So I do not think it is worth to make interpretations about declarations from Mr. Trump. We know that America will continue being our most important partner.