On November 18, 2015, Lithuanian leaders congratulated Latvia on its 97th Independence Day.
In her congratulatory message, Lithuania’s president Dalia Grybauskaite said that the ultimate goals Lithuania and Latvia share, and the joint projects they implement in the areas of defence, energy and transport, effectively reinforce relations between the two countries and secure full independence for their citizens.
"Latvia is one of the closest political, economic and cultural partners of Lithuania,” Grybauskaite wrote to her Latvian counterpart, Raimonds Vejonis.
“We are not only allies and partners in the European Union and NATO, but also next-door neighbors, friends and committed associates of together walking down the path of freedom and independence throughout the past century.
Parliamentary Speaker Loreta Grauziniene congratulated her Latvian counterpart, Inara Murniece, wishing her success and well-being to the Latvian nation.
In his message to Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma and the Latvian people, Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius wished success, prosperity and well-being.
The head of government also touched on Lithaunia and Latvia’s common histories and neighbour status.