SENATE RESOLUTION ON LITHUANIA

Whereas the United States had never recognized the forcible incorporation of the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania into the former Soviet Union; (Engrossed in Senate)

SCON 91 ES
106th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. CON. RES. 91

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Whereas the United States had never recognized the forcible incorporation of the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania into the former Soviet Union;

Whereas the declaration on March 11, 1990, of the reestablishment of full sovereignty and independence of the Republic of Lithuania led to the disintegration of the former Soviet Union;

Whereas Lithuania since then has successfully built democracy, ensured human and minority rights, the rule of law, developed a free market economy, implemented exemplary relations with neighboring countries, and consistently pursued a course of integration into the community of free and democratic nations by seeking membership in the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization; and

Whereas Lithuania, as a result of the progress of its political and economic reforms, has made, and continues to make, a significant contribution toward the maintenance of international peace and stability by, among other actions, its participation in NATO-led peacekeeping operations in Bosnia and Kosovo: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That Congress hereby

(1) congratulates Lithuania on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the reestablishment of its independence and the leading role it played in the disintegration of the former Soviet Union; and

(2) commends Lithuania for its success in implementing political and economic reforms, which may further speed the process of that country's integration into European and Western institutions. Passed the Senate March 2, 2000.

H.CON.RES.21
Recommending the integration of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia
into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
Sponsor: Rep Shimkus, John - Latest Major Action: 2/2/1999
Referred to House committee Committees: House International Relations

S.CON.RES.91
Sponsor: Sen Durbin, Richard J. (Introduced 3/2/2000)
Latest Major Action: 3/6/2000 Referred to House committee
Title: A concurrent resolution congratulating the Republic of Lithuania on the tenth anniversary of the reestablishment of its independence from the rule of the former Soviet Union.


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