On July 25, 30 Lithuanian cyclists representing Lithuanian politicians, bureaucrats, their friends and family members started their cycling tour through the territory of Belarus. A column is headed by Lithuanian Prime Minister, Andrius Kubilius. It is planned that cycling trip will end on August 1.
Cycling column going «by the roads of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Lithuanian historical lands» will include representatives of «Homeland Union — Lithuanian Christian Democrats» party, Minister of Social Security and Labour, Donatas Jankauskas, and Economy Minister, Dainius Kreyvis, spokeswoman of Lithuanian Prime Minister Jarda Paukstiene, informed.
In Lida and Nesvizh, cycling trip participants plan to meet with representatives of local Lithuanian communities, as well as to visit Catholic cathedral, BelaPAN informs.
According to Lithuanian Prime Minister’s spokeswoman, mass media «exaggerated a little» an invitation of Andrius Kubilius, made at a meeting in Minsk on June 28 to the president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, to join cycling column. However, Jarda Paukstiene noted that it was rather «playful than official».