Lithuania will do everything it can to "reset" its relations with neighboring Poland, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said on Thursday.
Polish national colours and the Lithuanian flags
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"We will do everything possible to reset these relations. This is not easy. I do expect certain contribution from the Seimas," he told members of the political group of the opposition Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats at the parliament.

Linkevičius said that he had maintained rather active contacts with Poland's former presidents Aleksandr Kwasniewski and Bronislaw Komorowski.

"President Andrzej Duda's chief advisor is coming to Vilnius tonight. We will take part in the Snow Meeting. I will go to Warsaw on the 20th (of January). I have been invited to pay a working visit," he said.

Linkevičius described as "shameful" the Seimas' vote back in 2010 in which the parliament rejected a bill on the use of non-Lithuanian characters in name-spelling.

The vote took place during a visit by the-then Polish President Lech Kaczynski to Vilnius.

"I remember it as a painful page. I am ashamed of this. I can apologize for this once again," he said.

"Believe me, I will do everything possible for these relations to improve. I believe this is our common cause," he said

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