Joint celebrations in US of Polish, Israeli national anniversaries
PR dla Zagranicy
The centenary of Poland’s regained independence and Israel’s 70th anniversary have been celebrated at a special reception at the residence of the Polish ambassador in Washington.
Photo: Embassy of Poland US @PolishEmbassyUS
The gathering on Monday was an initiative by Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, and Polish ambassador Piotr Wilczek.
Both Wilczek and Dermer said there were strong cultural, historical and social ties between Poland and Israel, Poland’s PAP news agency reported.
"Poland values her Jewish community, and her doors are always open to our Jewish friends," Wilczek was quoted as saying by the Polish embassy in the US on Twitter.
Poland this year marks a century since its return to the map of Europe after more than 120 years of partitions and foreign rule.
Before Monday’s reception, Wilczek and Dermer took part in ceremonies at the US Congress in tribute to former President George H.W. Bush.
George H.W. Bush was US president from 1989 to 1993. He died late on Friday, aged 94.