“Georgians, we [the Polish people] are waiting for you in a united Europe, because you have been a part of its heritage for centuries. We are waiting for you in NATO, because you [Georgians] are a proud nation that deserves freedom, security and prosperity”, said Polish President Andrzej Duda during Independence Day official ceremony.
President Andrzej Duda noted there is enough space for friends, including Georgia in NATO and the European Union and that Poland is Georgia’s reliable ally which makes every effort to support Georgia and its aspirations for Euro-Atlantic integration.
We [Poland and the Polish people] urge you [Georgia] to be persistent on the path of reforms, as well as to maintain European standards in building political unity and respecting political dialogue. EU countries must remember that Georgia is part of European civilization”, said Duda.
In his speech Duda also mentioned that freedom, independence, democracy, respect and solidarity are the principles that underpin the relations of Georgia and Poland.
Today Georgia marks Independence Day, commemorating May 26, 1918 – the day when the Act of Independence was adopted and which established the First Democratic Republic of Georgia.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, fewer ceremonies will be held on the day, unlike earlier years when multiple events would be held both in Tbilisi and in the regions.