- December 18, 2012
Jerzy Bahr receives Lithuanian Star of Diplomacy
Last Monday, in the embassy of the Republic of Lithuania, former Polish ambassador in the country, Jerzy Bahr was given Lithuanian Star of Diplomacy, an honourable distinction of the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry. He received the decoration for his commitment to the mutual relations between Poland an Lithuania.
The distinction was given to him by the Lithuanian ambassador in Poland, Loreta Zakarevičienė. During the ceremony, she said that Jerzy Bahr was honoured for popularizing Lithuania abroad, and for his efforts to promote political, economic and cultural cooperation between both countries as an ambassador. He also supported student exchange and opened new trails for tourists.
Jerzy Bahr, when receiving the decoration, highlighted the common history of Poland and Lithuania, which should be cared for, but beside the shared memory there is also a need for common views.
Jerzy Bahr was Polish Ambassador in Lithuania in the years 2001-2005.
Based on: pl.mfa.lt
Tłumaczenie Emil Iracki w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Emil Iracki the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.