aA
Almost 40 individuals, including artist Stasys Eidrigevicius, Mindaugas Kvietkauskas, a literary critic and poet now serving as Lithuania's culture minister, and historian Rimvydas Petrauskas, received Poland's state awards on Friday.
Almost 40 Lithuanians receive Polish state awards
© DELFI / Domantas Pipas

Urszula Doroszewska, Poland's ambassador in Vilnius, conferred the state awards on the individuals for their merits in developing cooperation between the two neighboring nations on the occasion of the anniversary of the Constitution of May 3, 1791.

Those awarded also include diplomat Dainius Jankevicius, art critics Kestutis Kuizinas and Helmutas Sabasevicius, Ruta Pruseviciene, director general of the National Philharmonic Society of Lithuania, Jonas Jucas, a former culture minister, Kornelijus Platelis, a former education minister, writer Herkus Kuncinas, and journalists Virginijus Savukynas and Donatas Puslys, and others.

Doroszewska noted that Poles and Lithuanians had made tremendous efforts to modernize the state 228 years back.

"The Sejm of Poland and Lithuania adopted the Constitution on May 3, 1791. It was Europe's first, and the world's second, main law governing the cosntitutional system of the state. It was the supreme law of the Commonwealth of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, which was home to many peoples. The Constitution was immediately translated into Lithuanian," she said.

Poland sees Lithuania as its strategic partner and expects that the issues of importance to the Polish community in Lithuania will be resolved, according to the ambassador.

"These issues need to be solved so that they can never again be exploited by our enemies in poisoning the relationship between Poland and Lithuania," she said.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

The chroniclers of the art of painting in the Baltic States

Young Painter Prize - one of the most important art events in the Baltic countries, held since 2009....

Ministry regrets over subsidies paid to promoters of Russian singers’ concerts

Daina Urbanaviciene, Lithuanian Deputy Minister of Culture and former chair of the Lithuanian Council...

Church leaders reverse decision to resume public services

Lithuanian Catholic Church leaders have reversed their decision to reopen churches for public worship,...

MO museum in Vilnius creates outdoor installation to inspire citizens (1)

When the global pandemic caused massive shutdowns, artists and museums were forced to find new ways to...

Churches won't hold public prayers until January 10 (1)

Lithuanian churches are extending the existing restrictions, introduced to bring the coronavirus...

Top news

Heavy snowfall leaves 25,000 households in Lithuania without power

Up to 25,000 households in Lithuania, mostly in its southern part, were without electricity on Tuesday...

Lithuania may face EU sanctions over cap on forest land acquisitions

The European Commission may launch an infringement procedure against Lithuania if the parliament does...

686 new COVID-19 cases

On Monday, 686 new coronavirus cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, the country has already...

Joe Mayes and Lizzy Burden | D+

Stuck in Kent: how Brexit red tape choked cross-border trade

Branimir Vuckovic shuttles goods back and forth between Britain and the European Union, his Beep Beep...

Delfi offers its business customers new digital communication services

Banners, specialized content products, and other traditional methods of advertising on websites have...