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House of Representatives of US Congress Recognised Success of Estonia and Other Baltic States

13.12.2010

No. 391-E

Foreign Minister Urmas Paet thanked chairman of the Baltic friendship group of the House of Representatives of the US Congress John Shimkus for the US House of Representatives accepting the resolution on the occasion of 20 years since the restoration of independence in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

In its resolution, the US House of Representatives congratulates the Baltic nations of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia on the 20th anniversary of the acceptance of their independence declarations and highlights the success of the Baltic states, including their accession to NATO and the European Union.

Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the USA’s non-recognition policy during the Soviet occupation was a great support to Estonia in the restoration of its independence and that the legal continuity of the Estonian nation has been the basis of relations between Estonia and the USA.

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