RIGA - The support of the Swedish nation to the Baltic states in restoration of their freedom and independence 30 years ago has been invaluable, said Latvian Saeima speaker Inara Murniece (National Alliance) in Swedish capital Stockholm at the events dedicated to restoration of independence of the Baltic states.
Murniece said that the Baltic independence way was the way of nonviolent parliamentary democracy. The Baltic experience now may serve the EU's eastern neighbors in the democratic transformation process.
Murniece thanked the Swedish diplomats who contributed their knowledge and skills to help the Baltic nations.
"Today the Baltic states and Sweden share democratic values and we should stand strongly for them. Our power lies within cooperation," said Murniece, adding that after restoration of indepence, the Baltic states have joined different international structures, including a successful cooperation of the Nordic and Baltic countries in NB8 format.
Murniece and a delegation, as well as Estonian and Lithuanian colleagues are on a visit to Sweden to mark the 30th anniversary of the resumption of diplomatic relations between Sweden and the Baltic countries.