Government Chancellor: historical memory unites and obliges us


2018 11 28

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Government Chancellor Algirdas Stončaitis has met with Head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland Michał Dworczyk. Delight has been expressed at the meeting that contacts between the two countries had been intensifying and hence broader horizons open up for joint projects. History itself testifies affinity of the nations: this year Poland and Lithuania celebrate the Statehood Restoration Centennials. A number of events to mark the 450th anniversary of the Union of Lublin have been planned for 2019.           

‘An exhibition devoted to poet Adam Mickiewicz, opened up at the Palace of the Grand Dukes yesterday, is yet another important reminder of our shared historic memory. I am convinced that cooperation in the field of culture helps Lithuania and Poland jointly foster fundamental values, jointly consolidate our States and seek the unified EU’, said Chancellor Stončaitis.      

Further partnership between Poland and Lithuania in preserving cultural heritage has been discussed. The Lithuanian Government Chancellor has informed his Polish counterpart that Lithuania is looking forward to the Polish Head of Government and other officials attending the solemn burial of remains of commanders-in-chief of the 1863 January Uprising Zygmunt Sierakowski and Konstanty Kalinowski, to be held in the summer of 2019. It is planned that the remains will be buried in the central chapel of Rasos Cemetery.    

In the meeting Lithuania’s readiness to exchange information of importance to cultural heritage more actively and to take part in the work of expert commissions has been expressed. It has been noted that Lithuania expects the goodwill and support from the Government of Poland with regard to the Lithuanian education and culture centre to be established in Suwałki and creation of conditions for rebroadcasting of the Lithuanian National Radio and Television programmes in the territories of the northern Poland inhabited by the Polish citizens of Lithuanian descent.