Lithuania in the News
17th February 2008
|Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Honoured by President Adamkus of Lithuania|
Lady Thatcher receiving her award from President Adamkus
Prime Minister Gordon Brown and President Adamkus
"Lady Thatcher, your great courage to stand against tyranny and injustice was an inspiration and a hope for many Lithuanians during the last decade of Soviet oppression. My nation will always be grateful to you and to the British people for the continuous support for our independence."
In response Lady Thatcher stated that to see Lithuania now a member of NATO and the European Union, after years of oppression, gave her special joy. "I am especially honoured by this award and thank all the people of Lithuania".
President Adamkus meeting the chairs of Lithuania All-Party Parliamentary Group,
Roger Berry (middle)and Lord Bowness (extreme right).
On extreme left - Vygaudas Uđackas, Lithuania’s Ambassador to Britain
On February 15 President Adamkus was received in audience by HM Queen Elizabeth II.
Photos - Courtesy President of Lithuanian website
Further information: President of Lithuania website - www.president.lt
www.lrytas.lt 13/02/08, 14/02/08, 15/02/08