Lithuanian Culture Minister Visits Israel

VILNIUS, November 05, BNS–Lithuanian culture minister Šarūnas Birutis is on a visit to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem where he is scheduled to meet representatives of the Israeli Foreign Ministry, cultural organizations and immigrants from Lithuania.

The minister will also visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museum.

The Lithuanian Culture Ministry of Culture said in a statement Thursday Lithuania and Israel share important concerns such as the preservation of common history and culture, protection of the Jewish cultural heritage in Lithuania and maintaining contact with Lithuanian immigrants in Israel and their descendants.