The former Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus, who served in the office for two terms, has commented on Parliament’s recent decision not to allow to non-Lithuanian letters in the spelling of foreign names in Lithuanian passports.
Adamkus said to reporters on 26 April, “Every nation follows a set of rules, and names and the way they are written in documents is definitely one of man’s greatest treasures. Nobody has the right to change it.”
When asked to comment on Lithuania’s foreign policy, former President Adamkus said, “I have no comments. If they want to describe certain actions as Lithuania’s foreign policy, I have not seen any of that yet.”