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Polish president continues Georgia trip

PR dla Zagranicy
Roberto Galea 31.05.2017 14:06
Polish President Andrzej Duda has opened a road dedicated to late Polish statesman Marshal Józef Piłsudski during a trip to Georgia.
Polish President Andrzej Duda (2L) opening the road dedicated to Piłsudski. Photo: KPRPPolish President Andrzej Duda (2L) opening the road dedicated to Piłsudski. Photo: KPRP

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Piłsudski's birth.

A commemorative plaque was unveiled which includes a quote by a contemporary of Piłsudski, Grigol Peradze, a Georgian theologian and professor of the University of Warsaw in the mid-1930s. Peradze died at the Auschwitz German Nazi concentration camp in 1942.

Earlier on Tuesday, President Duda met the head of the European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia (EUMM) as well as Polish soldiers, police officers and border guards participating in the mission. There are currently 20 Polish nationals working with EUMM.

President Duda (2R) meeting Polish members of the EUMM. Photo: KPRP

The task of the EUMM is to monitor the administrative line between Georgia and the separatist Georgian provinces of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Following the five-day Russian-Georgian war in August 2008, Tbilisi has maintained these two regions are Russian-occupied Georgian territories.

During the last day of his Georgian trip on Wednesday, Duda is set to meet Polish archaeologists who are conducting research at the Gonio Fortress, a Roman fortification in the west of the country. The structure dates back over 2,000 years and is a popular tourist attraction on the Black Sea.

Duda is also set to hold talks with Zurab Pataradze, the Chairman of the Government of Adjara, an autonomous region of Georgia.

Duda reiterated his country’s support for Georgia joining NATO during a meeting with his Georgian counterpart in Tbilisi on Tuesday. (rg/pk)

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