2021.10.13 12:27

‘We must fight attempts to distort history,’ Lithuanian president says at anti-Semitism forum

BNS2021.10.13 12:27

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda is taking part in the International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism in the Swedish city of Malmo on Wednesday.

During the forum, countries including Lithuania will present their commitments to bolster the memory of the Holocaust and ways to fight anti-Semitism, the presidential press service said.

Speakers during the forum's plenary session will include Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, President of the European Council Charles Michel, Israeli President Isaac Herzog, French President Emmanuel Macron, and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

The Lithuanian president will speak at a break-out session on protecting memory and fighting distortion.

"We still deeply feel the loss of our fellow Lithuanian Jewish citizens. We must ensure that future generations remember and reflect on the painful lessons of the Holocaust. Realising that the nightmares of the past cannot be repeated, we must fight all attempts to distort history and incite hatred," the president said on the eve of his visit.

In the evening of October 13, Nausėda will meet with the Lithuanian Danish community in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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