Lithuanian Seimas Vice Speaker Arvydas Nekrošius hopes the Lithuanian-Polish inter-parliamentary assembly will resume work this year following a break of almost ten years.
© DELFI (K.Čachovskio nuotr.)

He discussed the matter with his Polish counterpart Ryszard Terlecki on Tuesday.

According to Nekrošius, Lithuanian lawmakers will travel to Poland in September to discuss the resumption of the assembly's work, and the first sitting should take place by the end of this year.

"I think we will go to Poland in late September and have a working group to discuss the assembly's guidelines," Nekrošius told journalists. "We hope to have the first assembly meeting as early as this year, at the end of this year."

The assembly held the last sitting on May, 2009.

The assembly would discuss issues related to education, culture, Lithuanian schools in Poland and Polish schools in Lithuania, Nekrošius said.

Lithuania and Poland's bilateral relations were marred by problems linked to the situation of the Polish minority in Lithuania but Warsaw has lately softened its tone on the issue and both countries have exchanged top-level visits.

The Lithuanian and Polish parliament currently have a tripartite assembly with Ukraine.

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

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...

Baltic PMs meet on closer cooperation, security

The prime ministers of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia met here on Monday on closer cooperation and...

European Commission's proposal on direct payments to Lithuanian farmers "unacceptable": President Grybauskaitė

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė said on Monday the European Commission 's proposals on...