"This is the first time it has been stipulated that Lithuanian-language schools should be more open to communication with schools in the languages of national minorities," the ministry said in a press release.
According to the statement, the task force included representatives of schools providing formal education in the Polish, Russian, Hebrew, Belarusian, and German languages.
The guidelines also stipulate amending general programs of ethnic culture with the content of ethnic cultures that have been living in Lithuania for a long time, as well as prepare teaching aid folders for ethnic cultures.
Under the guidelines, a specific action plan of implementation of the provisions will be developed by 30 November.
Some 55 Polish-language secondary schools operate in Lithuania as well as32 Russian, one Belarusian, one German and one Jewish schools, in addition to 41 mixed schools which instruct in more than one language.
The number of Polish-language students is 12,328, there are 14,826 Russian-language students and 177 students studying in the Belarusian language, they all account for up to 10 percent of all school students of Lithuania.