Today, President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda and his Spouse Agata Kornhauser–Duda took part in the celebrations of the Flag Day of the Republic of Poland and the Day of Poles and Polish Communities Abroad.
In the courtyard of the Belvedere Palace the ceremony of awarding state decorations to the Polish community activists by the President of the Republic of Poland was hosted, accompanied by the ceremony of conferring the title of the Citizenship of the Republic of Poland and the ceremony of presenting state flags to the representatives of Polish national minority organisations in the East.
The President pointed out that there has never been such a ceremony of the Flag Day of the Republic of Poland where he would hand over flags that would go to war–torn places.
– I am presenting these flags so that they give strength to the people. The strength to win, the strength to work every day, to strengthen our respective homelands on both sides of the border – of Ukraine, Belarus and Poland. May they be with you, may they fly above you in the wind, may they give you strength,” he emphasised.
The Spouse of the President mentioned her meetings in Romania and Ukraine. – It was an extremely moving meeting, for which I am very grateful. But I would also like to thank the entire Polish community scattered around the world for their solidarity with the fighting Ukraine,” pointed the First Lady.
– Minister Adam Kwiatkowski and I had the opportunity to meet with the Polish–American community, whom I would like to especially acknowledge for their generous support of the refugees who have found themselves here in Poland and of all those who remain in Ukraine. You are great. And we thank you very much for helping us to provide help,” stressed Agata Kornhauser–Duda.
The ceremony was also attended by Minister Grażyna Ignaczak–Bandych, Head of the Presidential Chancellery, together with the Chancellery's leading officials.
Earlier, at Warsaw Castle Square, the Presidential Couple participated in the ceremony of raising the National Flag on the Clock Tower of the Royal Castle. After the ceremony, the Presidential Couple handed out the flags to the people gathered at the Castle Square.