The Prime Minister referred to the times when Solidarity was born in Poland 40 years ago. He stressed that "at that time, Poles had the courage to say no to those who violated civil rights." Today it is the Belarusian people who are fighting for their freedom.
The Sunday concert is an example of one of many activities of Prime Minister Morawiecki, during which the head of the Polish government expresses solidarity with Belarusians.
Poland supports and builds a coalition of Belarusian affairs in Europe
The effective foreign policy of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki contributed, inter alia, to the convening of an extraordinary European Council summit on the situation in Belarus which took place in mid-August.
In turn, in September, Poland and Lithuania signed a strategic declaration. Both countries indicated that they had taken steps to help victims repressed by the Belarusian authorities. These activities included helping people in need of medical care, students, scientists, people of culture and the arts who lost their jobs due to their political views.
The subject of Belarus is present not only in the international arena, but also in Poland. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki involves Polish MPs and MEPs in Belarusian affairs. This is what the meetings and talks that took place recently in August and September are to serve.
A plan for Belarus - a joint initiative of the V4
During the last meeting of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki with the leaders of the Visegrad Group countries and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels, the subject of the proposal for the "Economic Plan for Democratic Belarus" was discussed. This plan was prepared at the initiative of Poland and agreed on by the prime ministers of the Visegrad Group countries.
The plan includes, among other things, proposals for a stabilisation package from institutions such as the International Monetary Fund as well as the issue of infrastructure investments from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Investment Bank.
Concert and fundraising for friends from Belarus
Both Polish and Belarusian artists appeared on the stage as a gesture of support for the Belarusian protesters. They performed songs referring to freedom.
The concert was accompanied by a collection led by the Belarusian House Foundation and the Association of Free Belarus Initiative.
The collected funds will be transferred to Belarusian citizens who take actions aimed at peaceful changes. They will be dedicated, among other things, to food as well as legal and medical assistance for victims.
The concert was attended, among others, by: Grzegorz Markowski and Darek Kozakiewicz from the Perfect band, Krzysztof Cugowski, Sebastian Riedel and Andriej Chadanowicz. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki took the honorary patronage over this event.