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Friday, 11 May 2018

President to lay flowers at Katyń memorial in Jersey City

President Andrzej Duda will lay flowers at the Katyń Memorial in Jersey City, when he visits the US next week.

 

The head of state's trip to America, in the company of first lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda, takes place because Poland assumes the presidency of the United Nations Security Council.

 

Apart from New York, where UNSC has its seat, the President is also scheduled to visit Chicago, to meet with local Polish diaspora.

 

Andrzej Duda will also lay flowers at the Katyń Memorial in Jersey City, where he had already "paid tribute to war heroes in 2016."

 

The city's mayor recently announced plans to relocate the monument, and both the diaspora and Warsaw protested, with a local court ordering that the memorial remain in place at least until May 28. Meanwhile, the mayor invited Polish diaspora for talks to resolve the issue.

 

The Polish head of state consistently supports efforts of the diaspora circles and the Polish diplomacy, aimed at successfully resolving the issue of the Katyń Memorial's location, in agreement with the Jersey City authorities. (PAP/MK)

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