Lithuania’s president hopes US priorities will include cooperation with Baltic countries

  • 2021-01-21
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda hopes that the swearing-in of new US President Joe Biden will open a new page in relations with the European Union (EU) and the priorities of the United States will include cooperation with the Baltic countries.

“I hope a new page in US’ relations with Europe will be opened and I very much hope that the same page, bright and positive, will be opened in the relations between Lithuania and the United States, given that President Biden is quite aware about the problems of the region… and I hope that the priority of cooperation with the Baltic countries will be high enough in the hierarchy of his goals,” Nauseda said on Thursday before the video conference of the European Council.

The Lithuanian leader confirmed that he had watched the inauguration ceremony of the new US president and said that the speech of the new leader of the United States had sounded “very encouraging”.

“I would like to point out several things that highlighted the values of the new US president, such as faith and family. The new president demonstrated, by his rhetoric and behavior, that the American society and he himself base his achievements and his future on these two very important things, which are often put in doubt in the modern world. New US President Biden did not leave any such doubts and I am very happy with that as I share the same values,” Nauseda said.

Democrat Joe Biden was sworn in as 46th president of the United States on Wednesday.