President of the Republic of Poland / News / Presidential Couple arrive in New York

Source: Republic of Poland in English

President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda arrived in New York on Tuesday evening. The visit, to last until Sunday, will include the President’s participation in a UN Security Council debate and meetings with the Polish diaspora in Chicago.

In connection with Poland taking over the presidency of the United Nations Security Council on 1 May, the Polish President will lead a high-level open debate on the role of international law in maintaining international peace and security, at the New York United Nations headquarters. During the debate, which will begin on Thursday, President Duda is scheduled to deliver a speech.

On Wednesday, the Presidential Couple will visit the Archive of the Polish Army Veterans’ Association in America and then meet with representatives of Jewish organisations. Later, President Duda will have lunch with the members of the UN Eastern Europe Group.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Presidential Couple will lay flowers at the Katyń monument in Jersey City.

On Friday in Chicago, Andrzej Duda will meet with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner. Then the Presidential Couple will visit the Polish Museum of America, and also lay flowers at the Katyń Monument, as well as at the Smoleńsk Commemorative Plaque at St. Adalbert Cemetery in Niles. In the afternoon, at the Art Institute, the President will meet the mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel.

On Friday evening, the President will visit the base of the Illinois National Guard in Kankakee, where he will meet with American soldiers of Polish descent.

On Saturday, the President and the First Lady will meet representatives of the Polish diaspora living in the United States. The president is also scheduled to give a speech. According to Adam Kwiatkowski, the president’s aide, President Duda will hand out state decorations. He will also give out souvenir diplomas to Polish schools.

The Presidential Couple returns home on Sunday evening. (PAP)