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    Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite congratulated Donald Trump on his inauguration as the US president on Friday and expressed hope for bilateral cooperation between the two states, her press service said on Friday.

    VILNIUS (Sputnik) — Earlier on Friday, Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States at a ceremony held in the Capitol in Washington, DC.

    "Lithuanian people highly appreciate the consistent support of freedom, independence and sovereignty of Lithuania by the United States. It is a basis for friendship and cooperation between our states," Grybauskaite said in a statement.

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    The Lithuanian president noted that the United States is the country's closest ally in their commitment to the democracy, human rights and determination to fight terrorism and other international problems. She added that Lithuania is ready "to develop joint projects ensuring prosperity of our peoples."

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