It is said that the first victim of war is truth. And here, the first victim was freedom and human dignity. Poland safeguarded these values said the Prime Minister during the celebrations.
He recalled the sacrificial fight of Poles in Westerplatte.
They gave testimony of the heroism of the Polish nation, but also their blood, their sacrifice gave us hope later. As he pointed out,
the will of Poland’s freedom had never been broken. We have to remember that sacrifice, because today’s Poland is founded on it.
Referring to the plans concerning the construction of the Museum of Westerplatte and the War of 1939, he pointed out that
we are catching up with the backlog of the last 30 years and performing work which will be important not only for us, but also for our children.
As part of the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War in Warsaw, the Prime Minister took part in celebrations in Marshal Józef Piłsudski Square. Among others, the President of the Republic Poland, the President of Germany, the Deputy President of the US, and the representatives of foreign delegations took part in the celebrations.
The Head of Government participated also in the official dinner at the Royal Castle organised by the President Andrzej Duda with the participation of the heads of foreign delegations.
Moreover, he met with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. During their meeting, he expressed his satisfaction with the presence of the representatives of the highest authorities of Germany to the commemoration of the anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War in Warsaw.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki met also with the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Belgium, President-elect of the European Council, Charles Michel. The leaders addressed topics related to the current agenda of the EU and the present international situation. On 1 December this year, the Head of Belgium’s Government is going to assume the position of the President of the European Council.
The celebrations will be concluded with a concert commemorating the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War – Krzysztof Penderecki’s
Polish Requiem in the Grand Theatre.