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Thursday, 05.12.2013, 09:20
Symbolically, the town of Cesis is ready to become the capital of Latvia and assume the functions of a capital city, since the town has a sufficient historical background, Cesis Mayor Janis Rozenbergs (Unity) says in an interview with LETA.
Keyword tags: Education and Science, History, Latvia, Legislation
Around 10,020 signatures have been collected demanding that the Victory Monument "To the Soldiers of the Soviet Army – the Liberators of Soviet Latvia and Riga from the German Fascist Invaders" be torn down, according to the portal Manabalss.lv, cites LETA.
On National Memorial Day for the Genocide Victims of the Lithuanian Jews, President Dalia Grybauskaite extended her greetings to the participants of the Fourth World Congress of Litvaks, reports BC presidential press service.
Israeli president, Nobel laureate and founder of the Peres Centre for Peace Shimon Peres was granted an honorary Vilnius citizenship at the Town Hall on Thursday, reported LETA/ELTA Vilnius City Municipality.
On Thursday, Lithuania’s Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius met with Israel’s President Shimon Peres. During a working lunch, they talked about bilateral relations and economic cooperation of Lithuania and Israel. They have also discussed Lithuania’s activities in promoting historical and cultural heritage of the Jewish community and Holocaust education.
Grybauskaite: there are many perspective areas in which Lithuania-Israeli relations could be expanded
Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with the President of Israel and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Shimon Peres, who arrived on a state visit to Lithuania. During their meeting, the Presidents discussed bilateral relations, economic cooperation, perpetuation of the memory of Holocaust victims and Jewish cultural heritage issues, the EU's relations with Israel, and the Middle East peace process, informed BC presidential press service.
At the unveiling of the Zanis Lipke Memorial in Riga today, Israeli President Shimon Peres said that what Zanis Lipke did to save lives during the period of Nazi terror in Latvia, shows that he is a pride of humanity, informs LETA.