Dear Fellow People of Lithuania,
An amazing and historic year is coming to a close!
It has been a great year full of excitement and purpose.
We realized how many friends we have worldwide: they visited, extended centennial congratulations and worked with us to promote the name of Lithuania.
There are many challenges ahead next year – on the international arena and domestically.
But we will overcome them if we do not allow militant illiteracy and aggressive populism to prevail.
We will protect Lithuania, its independence, the rights and freedoms of our people. So let us stand strong and confident!
I wish you all wisdom and resolve!
Happy New Year!
Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of the Republic of Lithuania