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Presidential address to kick off Polish independence centenary observances

PR dla Zagranicy
Grzegorz Siwicki 30.11.2017 13:18
Polish President Andrzej Duda will address parliament on Tuesday as the country prepares to mark the centenary of regaining independence next year, an aide has said.
Andrzej DudaAndrzej DudaPhoto: prezydent.pl

Duda’s speech to the National Assembly, or the joint houses of parliament, will officially start year-long commemorations of the anniversary, according to the president's spokesman, Krzysztof Łapiński.

December 5 will mark 150 years since the birth of Marshal Józef Piłsudski, a statesman and military leader who is seen as a key architect of Poland’s independence.

President Duda has appointed a special committee composed of members of various political parties and organisations to coordinate work to commemorate the milestone with a bang nationwide.

Poland regained independence on November 11, 1918, the day World War I ended, after 123 years of partition by Russia, Austria and Prussia.

(gs/pk)

Source: wiadomosci.onet.pl

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