- November 6, 2012
And She Will Not Go…
For the first time in five years Lithuanian President will not participate in the celebration of Polish Independence Day in Warsaw. Last Monday Lithuanian President’s spokeswoman, Daiva Ulbinaitė, informed BNS agency that Dalia Grybauskaitė decided not to visit Warsaw because of urgent problems associated with the national internal policy. “President Bronisław Komorowski accepted that decision with understanding” said the head of the Polish President’s press office,Joanna Trzaska-Wieczorek.
In the letter of congratulation to Komorowski in celebration of Polish Independence Day Dalia Grybauskaitė suggested a meeting at the beginning of December or in other convenient for Komorowski time in order to discuss “various problems important for Lithuanian and Polish people as well as issues associated with the local cooperation” said Daiva Ulbinaitė.
“President Bronisław Komorowski traditionally visited Vilnius on February 16 2012 and participated in the celebrations of the Day of Restoration of Lithuania’s Independence. However, he accepted the decision of President Dalia Grybauskaitė with understanding because of the post-election situation in Lithuania.” the head of the Polish President’s press office,Joanna Trzaska-Wieczorek, informed Polish Press Agency.
The previous President of Lithuania, Valdas Adamkus, began a custom of Lithuanian Presidents’ participation in Warsaw celebrations of Polish Independence Day on November 11. Polish President visits Vilnius on February 16 and participates in the Day of Restoration of Lithuania’s Independence.
Month ago Grybauskaitė’s foreign policy advisor, Jovita Neliupšienė, said that Lithuania is for a break in “pretentious” meetings of two countries. The actions probably followed words and Dalia Grybauskaitė did not found time to visit Warsaw…
Based on: PAP, BNS, ”Znad Wilii” Radio
Tłumaczenie Karolina Rolka w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Karolina Rolka the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.