Lithuania's government has pledged support for the establishment of an education and culture center in the Polish city of Suwalki, where a Lithuanian kindergarten would be opened, Deividas Matulionis, the Lithuanian government's vice chancellor, said after meeting with representatives of the Lithuanian community in Poland.
© DELFI / Karolina Pansevič

"Such a proposal is absolutely rational. Our consul is now working on this matter, and we are in contact with Suwalki municipality on the provision of premises," Matulionis told BNS Lithuania. "We will try to mediate as much as possible for it to become a reality, and we’ll speak with the Polish government institutions."

According to Matulionis, there's a clear need for a Lithuanian kindergarten in Suwalki and the need for a school stills needs to be determined.

If such a center was opened, it could be supported by the Lithuanian Ministries of Culture, Education and Foreign Affairs, the vice chancellor said.

Jolanta Malinauskaitė-Vektorienė, chairwoman of the Lithuanian community in Poland, told the Lietuvos Žinios daily that many Lithuanian families are moving to Suwalki from Punsk and Sejny.

Suwalki was an important center of Lithuanian culture in the XIX century but thousands of Lithuanians were deported from the city during WWII.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

L. Linkevičius: disinformation is a serious challenge to Western unity

On Monday, Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius participated in an EU Foreign Affairs...

Georgian prime minister visiting Lithuania

Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze is arriving in Lithuania for an official visit. Discussions...

Ukrainians become the largest foreign community in Lithuania

The Migration Department has released preliminary migration metrics for H2 2018. These have revealed...

L. Linkevičius on events in Ukraine: the Normandy Four is practically non-functioning

The Lithuanian minister of foreign affairs says that the Normandy Four, which was assembled to resolve...

Lithuania considers tightening Polish pork imports amid disagreements

Lithuania considers tightening Polish pork imports in response to the neighboring country's recent ban...