SUPREME COUNCIL OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                          
                                                                                
                           RESOLUTION                                           
                                                                                
                                                                                
           ON CONCLUSIONS MADE BY THE STATE COMMITTEE                           
       ESTABLISHED TO STUDY PROBLEMS OF EASTERN LITHUANIA                       
                                                                                
                                                                                
     The Supreme  Council of  the Republic  of Lithuania,  taking               
into  account   conclusions  presented  by  the  State  Committee               
Established to  Study Problems  of Eastern  Lithuania, as well as               
those  presented   by  the  joint  working  group  that  analysed               
proposals submitted  by the  Vilnius and Šalčininkai regions, and               
by some  territorial  districts  of  the  Trakai,  Širvintos  and               
Švenčionys regions,  and evaluating the state's economic capacity               
to satisfy  the needs  of the  national  minorities  residing  in               
Lithuania, r e s o l v e s:                                                     
                                                                                
     1. To  charge the Government of the Republic of Lithuania to               
submit to  the Supreme  Council of  the Republic of Lithuania, no               
later than  31 May  1991, a  draft plan  for the  administrative-               
territorial division  of the  Republic of Lithuania, according to               
which the  present Šalčininkai and Vilnius regions would possibly               
constitute the Vilnius territorial district.                                    
                                                                                
     2. To  charge the  Legal Committee,  the Committee  on Civil               
Rights and Ethnic Affairs, and the Committee on Municipal Affairs               
of the  Supreme Council  of the Republic of Lithuania, as well as               
the State  Committee Established  to Study  Problems  of  Eastern               
Lithuania  to   take  into   account  suggestions  and  proposals               
concerning   the   ethnic,   cultural,   social,   and   economic               
requirements  of  the  citizens  of  the  Republic  of  Lithuania               
residing in  said regions  and to  prepare, by  31 May  1991, the               
draft of the status of the Vilnius territorial district.                        
                                                                                
     3. To  charge the  Government of  the Republic  of Lithuania               
prepare, by  1 May  1991,  a  prospective  programme  for  higher               
education for  ethnic minorities  residing in  Lithuania, and  to               
begin implementing said programme in 1991.                                      
                                                                                
                                                                                
Vytautas Landsbergis                                                            
                                                                                
President                                                                       
Supreme Council                                                                 
Republic of Lithuania                                                           
                                                                                
Vilnius, 29 January 1991                                                        
No. I-1006