Little attention paid to Lithuania in Polish Foreign Affairs priorities, say analysts
LT Daily, media brief
Monday, February 1, 2016
Political analysts have said that the new Polish government paid little attention to Lithuania in its newly presented diplomatic priorities, that were presented by the Polish Foreign Affairs Minister Witold Waszczykowski.
Many in Lithuania have been criticizing Poland's new government, but former Lithuanian ambassador to the US Žygimantas Pavilionis believes that the return of a strategic partnership between Poland and Lithuania should be our greatest foreign policy priority. According to Pavilionis, those now criticising the Polish government are the same people that accepted Barack Obama's attempts to reset the US relationship with Russia and improve the EU's relationship with Russia.
After Lithuanian economist Nerijus Mačiulis said recently that the new government in Poland made the country as unpredictable a business partner as Russia, Lithuanian businesspeople counter him by insisting they do not see any threats in doing business with the neighbouring country.