Baltics have shown excellent achievements in 25 years - Murniece

  • 2016-08-20
  • BNS/LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA – Celebrating the 25th anniversary since the restoration to Estonia’s independence today in Tallinn, Latvian Saeima speaker Inara Murniece (National Alliance) praised the Baltic countries for their remarkable strides in the past quarter-century, highlighting the nations’ ability to unite.

“What the Baltic States have achieved in the last 25 years is an excellent achievement, and it has been possible thanks to our people. The passion for learning, readiness to act, pragmatic approach, and ability to unite is what makes us great,” Murniece stated. 

Congratulating Estonia on its milestone, the Saeima speaker emphasised that the events of Aug. 1991 opened a new era in the history of the Baltics. 

A wish for an independent Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania endured despite the 50-year Soviet occupation. The three Baltic countries reached their goals thanks to the courage of their leaders and hard work, and most significantly, the peoples’ dream of liberty, Murniece said. 

Together, supporting each other, the Baltics succeeded in returning to the family of European countries, Murniece noted in her address at a concert which took place at the Riigikogu House in honour of the Day of Restoration of Independence. 

At the request of Riigikogu speaker Eiki Nestor, Murniece attended the festivities held in Tallinn today to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the restoration of Estonia’s independence.