Head of the Lithuanian Government Audrius Butkevicius and other officials extended their condolences over the death of former leader of the Republic of South Africa Nelson Mandela.

Therefore, Prime Minister Butkevicius composed in his note: “On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania and the Lithuanian persons, I would like to articulate my deepest condolences to the persons of South Africa for the decrease of former President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the Press Service of the Government accounts.

“His peaceful quest for freedom and democracy motivated millions on the African continent and all around the world. Nelson Mandela became a emblem of calm and displayed us all that it is likely to pardon, to reconcile and to work for widespread good. For that he will always be recalled.

“I desire the people of South Africa power and solidarity in this hour of great loss,” reads the Prime Minister’s note of condolences.

Meantime, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius dispatched a letter to the Minister of International relatives and collaboration of the Republic of South Africa Maite Nkoana-Mashabane expressing his deepest condolences on the transient away of President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, a key political foremost, South Africa’s first black president, renowned anti-apartheid activist and Nobel Peace reward laureate, the Ministry of Foreign activities reports.

In his letter, the head of the Lithuanian diplomacy best features that Nelson Mandela’s firm stance on flexibility and equality of his people significantly assisted to the development and democracy of numerous nations in the African continent as well as out-of-doors.

“On this miserable moment of decrease my understanding is with the persons of South Africa and the family of President Nelson Mandela,” reads the letter.

Linkevicius also reminds that being a little territory under the occupation of an oppressive power for half a century Lithuania sensed a deep understanding to the liberation action commanded by Nelson Mandela.