“It’s good to be back in Vilnius, the nation and a region that knows better than anyone the transformational power of freedom. Who showed the world that the strength of the people united cannot be denied. Together with your brothers and sisters in Estonia and Latvia, you helped end the era of division through the power of connection. The Baltic Way not the Berlin Wall became the symbol for Europe’s future,” said Biden.

The US president remarked that the United States has never recognised the Soviet occupation of the Baltic countries and the decades of oppression had done nothing to dim the flame of liberty in Lithuania.

“Over the last few days, as president of the United States, I had the honour of participating in the historic NATO summit hosted by Lithuania, where we welcomed NATO’s newest ally Finland and reached agreement to bring Sweden into the Alliance as soon as possible,” said Biden.

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