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Presidents of Georgia and Lithuania opened a Vilnius public garden in Tbilisi2009-06-23 15:20
Today Presidents of Georgia and Lithuania opened a Vilnius public garden in Tbilisi. Valdas Adamkus is staying in Georgia with the last visit in the rank of the President.gt-en-newsitem-inside
His Georgian counterpart expressed his gratitude to him and all the Lithuanian people for the support that country renders to Georgia in the latter's way to independency. Mikheil Saakashvili reminded of Adamkus' visit to Gori in the times of the Augus t war and presented him the highest military waward - Vakhtang G orgasali order (1 st degree).
"Today we do not just opene the public garden, we honour the president of Lithuania for his support and his courage. We are deeply connected. Lithuania is small than Georgia in the aspect of territories, but it achieved a lot, its experience and support are of great importance for us", Saakashvili said.
He added that both countries started struggle for independence even in Soviet times, and in august 2008 the Georgian people didn't surrender and stood in the centre of Tbilisi, staging Human Chain action.
"It wasn't a concert as many thought, it was out challenge to the oppressors", Mikheil Saakashvili said and highlighted the war isn't over as "significant territories of the country remain occupied".