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Thursday, 2 July 2015

Komorowski receives honorary degree of Ivan Franko University


Awarding the honorary degree to a Polish president "is proof of common will to mend the tainted history," President Bronislaw Komorowski said while receiving an honorary degree of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv on Thursday.

Volodymyr Melnyk, the rector of the Lviv University stressed that Komorowski received the title for his contribution to the development of Polish-Ukrainian relations, support of the processes of Ukraine's integration with the EU and development of Polish-Ukrainian cooperation.

President Komorowski observed that the history of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv is as complex as the common history of Poles and Ukrainians and other nations of this part of the world.

We, like the Ukrainians, look back at history in a similar way, we look around and see numerous threats and doubts, said Komorowski. However, he assured that "today we are a part of the world, of integrating Europe, a NATO and EU member, a member of the family of free people and we look at the world with optimism."

President Komorowski thanking his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko for attending the Thursday ceremony said that it is a sign of positive changes taking place in Polish-Ukrainian relations.

Congratulating Komorowski President Poroshenko said that the Polish president is a great friend of Ukraine. He stressed that Komorowski is Ukraine's firm advocate in the EU who has done everything to lead to the signing of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. (PAP)

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