Meeting by Simonas Kairys and Piotr Gliński included focus on anniversary of the May 3rd Constitution and cultural cooperation

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2021 09 20

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The Minister of Culture Simonas Kairys met with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport of Poland Piotr Gliński, who is visiting Vilnius today.

At the National Museum – Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, with guidance from the museum’s director Dr. Vydas Doliskas, the ministers of Lithuania and Poland looked at the museum’s exhibits. Later on, the ministers discussed the current affairs of both countries’ cultural cooperation, including the international exhibition dedicated to the 230th anniversary of the Constitution of 3 May 1791 of the Commonwealth of Two Nations and the Mutual Pledge, which is planned to be opened at the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania in October. Seimas has declared 2021 to be the year of the Constitution of 3 May 1791 of the Commonwealth of Two Nations and the Mutual Pledge. The exhibition dedicated to the anniversary will showcase the original manuscript of the Constitution of May 3rd and the Mutual Pledge as well as the portraits of many statesmen of the Constitution’s era and other past relics and signs.

Poland’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport thanked Simonas Kairys for his participation at the exhibition “After the Great War. The New Europe in 1918–1923”, which was opened at the Memorial Complex of Tuskulėnai Peace Park. Poland’s Minister of Culture expressed delight that the start of the new cultural season has already been marked in our country by purposeful collaborations with Polish authors. For instance, the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre, which has opened its new hall after a reconstruction, selected the Polish director Grzegorz Jarzyna’s production Solaris 4 to mark the occasion.

“Thank you for personally devoting your own time and attention to Lithuania and its culture. I hope that in the future the cooperation between both countries will be strengthened by many more valuable creative partnerships”, Minister of Culture Simonas Kairys said while addressing Piotr Gliński.

Photo by Rūta Markevičė