- November 8, 2018
Lech Kczyński Square in Maišiagala
On Thursday, in Maišiagala was held the unveiling of the commemorative plaque dedicated to the late President of Poland Lech Kaczyński and also the opening of the Square at the Houwalt court named after him.
Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Vilnius, Urszula Doroszewska, attended the ceremony. The plaque was unveiled in the rectory, where lived the priest prelate Józef Obrębski known as the Patriarch of the Vilnius Region. During his first visit to Lithuania, Polish President Lech Kaczyński with Lithuaninan President Valdas Adamkus visited the prelate Obrębski on the eve of his 100th anniversary. Hence, this event is commemorated by the unveiled plaque. Ambassador Urszula Doroszewska gave the letter to the Museum of the prelate Józef Obrembski in Maišiagala (Lech Kaczyński adressed it to the priest in 2010). To the participants of the ceremony was also read the letter of the president of the Law and Justice party, Jarosław Kaczyński . “Lech Kaczyński visited Lithuania 16 times and on each of these occasions he visited the Vilnius region, it was a unique experience for him”, emphasized Jarosław Kaczyński.
“Lech Kaczyński wanted not only a friendship between our nations and states, but also that our cooperation would result in close strategic collaboration between Central and Eastern European countries” – wrote J. Kaczyński, thanking people and institutions that contributed to the commemoration of his brother in the Vilnius region. In the afternoon, a bilingual plaque with the name of Lech Kaczyński was unveiled in Vilnius.
Translated by Iryna Lehenka within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.