Ambassador Pavilionis on Lithuanians living in the US
the Lithuania Tribune
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The Lithuania Tribune asked Žygimantas Pavilionis, Lithuania’s Ambassador in Washington, D.C., to share his insights about the Lithuanian community in the US. Some estimates suggest that there are some 1 million Americans of Lithuanian descent.
Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis promised that the Lithuanian government would provide greater support for ethnic Lithuanians living in Poland and other neighboring countries as he visited Punsk, a town in northeastern Poland, on Tuesday.
Members of the Lithuanian national minority living in Poland expect to voice their concerns to Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis over the education situation, such as a lack of Lithuanian-language textbooks in local schools and proposals that may restrict Lithuanian history and geography classes and support from Lithuania.