Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki at the commemoration of the 171st anniversary of the Spring of Nations in Hungary

The friendship between Poland and Hungary has lasted for over a thousand years said the head of government during the ceremony commemorating the 171st anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution, which he was invited to attend by the prime minister of Hungary, Viktor Orbán.


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Photo: Krystian Maj / Chancellery of The Prime Minister of Poland

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki emphasized that the Polish-Hungarian friendship has lasted for over a thousand years. He also added that the desire for freedom permeates both nations’ histories

May Hungarians and Poles stand united in their faith in a better world for the ordinary people, not just for the wealthy and the elite said the head of government when addressing the unity of Poles and Hungarians.

The Prime Minister also laid a wreath under the monument to general Józef Bem.

15 March is one of the most important national holidays in Hungary, commemorating the start of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848. The motto for the speech praising freedom was the manifesto What do the Hungarian people want?, proclaimed by the social milieu around the poet Sándor Petőfi. The uprising was suppressed a year later, on account of the intervention of Russian troops. The Polish Legion, commanded by General Józef Wysocki, took part in the fighting on the side of Hungary. General Henryk Dembiński and General Józef Bem, who was considered to be the most eminent battle commander in the years 1848-1849, for a time served as commanders-in-chief of the Hungarian army.  

 


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