14 January 2008
Speaker of the Seimas Viktoras Muntianas met with Marshal of the Polish Sejm Bronisùaw Komorowski to discuss versatile cooperation prospects of both countries and their parliaments.
The meeting emphasised the relevance and significance of the trilateral Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian Parliamentary Assembly in developing the neighbourhood policy and disseminating democracy. The most important aspects of neighbour relations with Belarus were also discussed, and opinions exchanged concerning the need to renew the debates within the EU on a common policy in relations with Russia.
The Speaker of the Seimas noted the significance of joint infrastructure projects and the EU support. He asked Mr. Komorowski to urge the Polish Government not to delay the signature of the agreement concerning the construction of the electricity link between Lithuania and Poland.
During the meeting, the opportunities to continue the tradition, which was started last year, to mark the anniversary of the Constitution of 3 May 1791 by jointly drafting the scenario of the celebration were discussed, seeking that this event reaches the European Parliament.
Mr. Muntianas accepted Mr. Komorowski’s invitation to open the exhibition “Treasury of Vilnius Cathedral” in the Royal Palace in Warsaw on 2 July this year. The impressive exhibits from Vilnius Cathedral will be presented in the Royal Palace in Krakow as of 15 October.
The Speaker of the Seimas agreed with the staff exchange programme of the Lithuanian Seimas and the Polish Sejm offices proposed by the guest. “It is a good way to better know each other and maintain friendly and collegial relations in various levels of the parliaments,” stated the guest.
In the short run, the Office of the Polish Sejm plans to offer several grants for Lithuanian students who are interested in parliamentary studies.
Secretariat of the Speaker of the Seimas