Source: Republic of Poland in English
President Andrzej Duda awarded the Order of the White Eagle to the President of Slovakia Andrei Kiska during a Wednesday ceremony held in Wieliczka, outside Krakow on Wednesday.
In return, the outgoing Slovak president presented President Duda with Slovakia’s highest state decoration, head of the Polish President’s Office Krzysztof Szczerski said.
The Slovak president, who was paying a farewell visit to Poland, will officially end his term of office in June. He will be replaced by Zuzana Caputova, who won the presidential election in March.
Minister Szczerski said the two presidents discussed the future of Polish-Slovak relations, European policy, cooperation in multilateral formats such as the Visegrad Group, the Three Seas Initiative and the Bucharest Nine.
Presenting the Order of the White Eagle, President Duda thanked his Slovak counterpart for his contribution to the strengthening of Central Europe within the framework of Visegrad and the Three Seas, and NATO’s eastern flank. “President Kiska thanked President Duda for raising Polish-Slovak relations to such a high level,” added Krzysztof Szczerski. (PAP)