Prime Minister Beata Szydło: There is no more valuable thing than the common good

Not political interests, but the interests of the nation and the homeland should prevail. This is what drives the Polish government and we want to bring the Peace Light of Bethlehem to every Polish home, said Prime Minister Beata Szydło after she received the Peace Light of Bethlehem from the scouts.

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Photo: P. Tracz / Chancellery of the Prime Minister

Prime Minister Szydło emphasised on Tuesday that it was the responsibility of the government to ensure that all Polish citizens lived with dignity, were safe and that the light of peace and happiness shone for everyone throughout the year.

There is no simpler and more valuable thing than peace, homeland and the common good, said the head of the government. Thus, she referred to this year’s motto of passing the light, which is: Let’s create peace boldly.

The head of the government recalled that on that day was the 35th anniversary of the introduction of martial law in Poland. According to the Prime Minister, on that day it was worth keep in mind that the most important things were hope, love, mutual respect, our homeland, happiness and security of the citizens. Beata Szydło stressed that not political interests, but the interests of the homeland and the nation should prevail. This is the motto of her government.

The meeting with Prime Minister Beata Szydło was attended by scouts (from Lipsk in Podlasie region, Nieporęt and Warsaw) and a Folk Band “Mali Karniewiacy” from the Oskar Kolberg Primary School in Karniewo. During the ceremony at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister the head of the government was accompanied by the members of her cabinet.

Peace Light of Bethlehem

Last Friday, a flame was lighted in the Cave of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Then scouts carried it to Vienna, and from there to Slovakia. On Sunday, Polish Scouts received the Peace Light of Bethlehem from Slovak scouts. From Poland, the light will travel to other countries: Ukraine, Belarus, Germany, Russia, Denmark and Lithuania.

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