In an interview published on Wednesday, the minister said: "We talk too much about what happened how instead of focusing on the tasks we have been dodging for the past three years."
"We did nothing together, we couldn't sign a letter together or submit a joint initiative at the European Union (EU). Now these things are starting to emerge as fresh grass. The cold peace was not a highly meaningful period of our bilateral relations," he said in an interview to Verslo Žinios business daily.
"I urge to discuss this and see the essence – cooperation by the European agenda, also in the security area, there are important projects in the NATO context. There is also energy cooperation and links, Via Baltica, Rail Baltica... should I go on? The range is so big that it would be a shame to talk about something else," Linkevičius said.
During a visit in Poland earlier this month, the Lithuanian diplomacy chief apologized for the 2010 vote at the Lithuanian parliament that voted down the proposal to allow Polish-speakers spell their names in official documents using non-Lithuanian characters. His apology drew controversial reactions in Lithuania.
Linkevičius is in Poland on Wednesday, as well. He is in Gdansk to attend a meeting of foreign ministers of Nordic and Baltic group (NB8) and Visegrad group.