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  • 25 September 2018

    During his visit in New York, President of Poland Andrzej Duda joined in the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Polands’s regaining of the Independence held at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York.

    On Monday, September 24th the Presidential couple joined in the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Polands’s regaining of the Independence hosted by Maciej Golubiewski, Consul General of the Republic of Poland in New York. The meeting featured an exhibition entitled: “Marshal Piłsudski. A statesman of Poland and Europe.” Jacek Czarnecki, PhD, of Józef Piłsudski Institute in New York presented a lecture on the exhibition’s content.

    In his speech, President Andrzej Duda emphasized “how much joy it brings to meet those who value Polish descent and keep Poland in their hearts.” He added that “Poland and the United States of America have a long common history.” “To reach that day,” he said, “the symbolic 11th of November 1918, we had to go a long way. There were both of our nations’ heroes –Kościuszko, Pułaski and also the unforgettable and recalled with gratitude President Woodrow Wilson who included Poland in his program for a new Europe and a new world after World War I thanks to the diplomatic work and friendship with Ignacy Paderewski.” “Today one of the global index agencies moved Poland to the group of developed countries. It has not happened for the past 30 years,” President Andrzej Duda emphasized. At the end of his speech, Poland’s statesman thanked the participants of the meeting for the promulgation of Polishness and for showing the Americans the greatness of the Polish nation. “May God bless Poland and the United States for the next 100 years at least,” concluded President Duda.

    In his remarks, Consul General  Maciej Golubiewski stressed that “after over a hundred years of bondage the Consulate General in New York was the first Polish institution in the United States and also played an essential role of the Polish secret service headquarters during the World War II.” “After 15 years of this building’s purchase by then communist authorities,” Golubiewski explained, “it was here that free Poland was reborn on the East Coast.” “I am extremely proud that I can continue this tradition of building the image of free, independent, safer, economically and politically stronger Poland” added Consul General of Poland.

    During the visit in New York, President Andrzej Duda will participate in an inaugural debate general of the 73rd UN General Assembly session, in the UN Security Council meeting led by the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump and in the leaders’ meeting on the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties in the United Nations Framework Convention.


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