• December 9, 2015
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The website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs now in Polish

On 9th December the new version of the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was launched, and readers can now find out about current events at the Ministry in Polish.

According to Linas Linkevičius, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, this step will lead to strengthening the cooperation between Poland and Lithuania and to mutual understanding:

“Lithuania and Poland are connected by centuries of history, culture and close international cooperation. Today, the friendship between Poland and Lithuania is stronger thanks to a shared attitude to challenges and firmness in realization of our projects concerning energy, transport and other fields. That is why we have to get to know each other better, discuss problematic issues and do our best to achieve our strategic goals.”

The Minister also said that the decision to launch the Polish version of the website had been approved by the public – in November the Ministry conducted a poll in which Lithuanians chose Poland as the country with whom the government should cooperate the most actively (61% of respondents chose that answer).

Mr Linkevičius added: “I hope that the Polish version of the website of the Ministry will become another alternative source of information for the Poles living in Lithuania, who will now be able to read the news both in Lithuanian and in Polish.”

The website is also available in Lithuanian, Russian and French.

Translated by Natalia Skowronek within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.

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