New traditions in good neighbourly relations
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Lithuania to Belarus, Evaldas Ignatavicius, offers praise at event marking 25th anniversary of restoration of Lithuanian independence
The Ambassador stressed the importance of neighbouring Lithuania and Belarus being united not only by centuries of history but by significant trade and tourism. He added that Lithuania, marking the anniversary of the restoration of its independence, also notes the 250th anniversary of the birth of Michal Kleofas Oginski — a political figure, composer and diplomat (as celebrated under the aegis of UNESCO).
Oginski’s creativity greatly influenced following generations. “The creative heritage of Michal Kleofas Oginski is a beautiful link between Lithuania, Belarus, Poland and many other European nations,” believes the Ambassador.
Belarus’ Deputy Foreign Minister, Alexander Guryanov, emphasised the importance of developing Belarusian-Lithuanian relations and pointed to the necessity of fully utilising our potential for bilateral co-operation.
By Galina Grishkovets