Source: Republic of Poland in English
Polish President Andrzej Duda’s official visit to Estonia started on Friday with a meeting with his Estonian counterpart, Kersti Kaljulaid. Together, they will later attend celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Estonia’s statehood.
President Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda arrived in Estonia on Thursday evening.
Speaking to PAP, minister Krzysztof Szczerski, the head of the Polish President’s Office, noted that the current visit is the latest in a series paid recently by the Polish president to countries of the region that are “realted to what one can call the rebirth of statehood in the Eastern European countries a hundred years ago.”
Krzysztof Szczerski added that the Estonian president was in Poland two weeks ago together with other leaders of NATO countries of the region at a Bucharest Nine meeting.
“Now the Polish President is paying a return visit on the centenary of Estonia’s statehood. These are regional observances and will also be attended by the presidents of Finland, Georgia, Iceland, Latvia and Lithuania,” minister Szczerski stressed, adding that such a formula of celebrations showed that “the regional link between the Baltic, the Black Sea and the Adriatic, extending from Georgia to the Nordic and Scandinavian community, is very much alive.”
Later in the day, the Polish Presidential Couple attended the opening of an exhibition: “Polish-Estonian Relations 1918-1939 in the Light of Estonian Archives” and is taking part in official observances. (PAP)