Polish president speaks at UN General Assembly
PR dla Zagranicy
Safeguarding peace and the rule of law were some of the issues addressed by Polish President Andrzej Duda at the United National General Assembly in New York on Monday.
Polish President Andrzej Duda speaks during the the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York. Photo: EPA/MATT CAMPBELL
President Duda said that these are the two key words thanks to which Poland can understand and appreciate the role of the United Nations in the last seventy years.
‘We, Poles, know perfectly well that peace is not given once and for all,” the Polish head of state said, pointing to the Nazi attack on Poland on 1 September 1939 and the Soviet invasion 17 days later. “But Poles are a proud nation and did not surrender because they cherish freedom above all and fought till the end on the side of the free world,” President Duda told world leaders gathered at the UN General Assembly.
The Polish president said that one of the first victims of World War II was international law. Human rights came next, he went on, stressing that whenever a country attacks another one, the international community is duty-bound to reject the facts that result from such actions.
“On behalf of Poland, I would like to express opposition towards a vision of a world divided into spheres of influence and aggression from those who in their own interest ignore international law,” Duda said. (mk/aba/rk)