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Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Monday congratulated Kersti Kaljulaid on her election as Estonia's president, underlining that Estonia is one of Lithuania's closest and most important partners and allies.
Kersti Kaljulaid
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"Our common struggle for freedom and our joint efforts to build strong, prosperous and successful societies have guided both of our nations for a quarter of a century, consolidating their presence in the European family of democratic and responsible countries," she said in her message of congratulations.

Grybauskaite wished the newly-elected Estonian president "every possible success and wisdom in performing the responsible duties of this position and bringing together the people of Estonia to work in the interest of their country and all European citizens", the Lithuanian president's press office said.

The Estonian parliament on Monday elected Kaljulaid as the president of Estonia for the next five years.