- November 14, 2013
The Polish-Lithuanian talks in Vilnius, among other things, about the Polish minority
The upcoming summit of the East Partnership is extremely important moment both for our Eastern neighbours, and for the European Union. Poland, one of the East Partnership’s initiators, is hoping for the success of the summit and for signing an association deal with the Ukraine – said the foreign vice-minister of the RP Henryka Mościcka-Dendys on 14th November in Vilnius during a session of the Polish-Lithuanian Committee of the Foreign Policy and Security.
The East Partnership is only one of the issues raised during the meeting, which was presided over by the vice-minister Henryka Mościcka-Dendys and Neris Germanas, the foreign vice-minister of the Lithuanian Republic. Amongst the subjects of the session were also Polish and Lithuanian relations with Russia and the most important points of the security policy, including finished recently exercises of the Stead Fast Jazz and cooperation of both of the countries in the NATO structures. It has been also told about Polish-Lithuanian cooperative projects in the area of Energetics. The vice-minister Mościcka-Dendys has met also with the foreign minister of Lithuania, Linasem Linkevičius.
The vice-minister Mościcka-Dendys told also in Vilnius about the situation of Polish minority. She pointed out that Poland expects from Lithuania the gesture of good faith, especially in the case of enacting a new bill of ethnic minorities, regulation the issue of an original writing of names and surnames or Polish education in Lithuania.
The Committee of the Foreign Policy and Security is one of the forms of political dialogue with Lithuania. It has been created in the framework of the Council of Cooperation between Governments.
On the grounds of inf. MFA RP
Tłumaczenie by Małgorzata Bigoraj w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Małgorzata Bigoraj within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.