President of the Republic of Lithuania

The President took part in commemorations of the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II

2019-09-01

Sunday, September 1, Warsaw – President Gitanas Nausėda attended the WWII outbreak anniversary in Warsaw. Commemorative ceremonies began in Piłsudski Square where heads of state or government and top ranking officials gathered from more than 20 countries, including the United States, Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Slovakia, Latvia, Iceland, Hungary, Ukraine, and Georgia. Dignitaries and guests were welcomed by President Andrzej Duda of Poland.

“As world leaders, we have a duty to ensure that the horrors of World War II are never repeated. Unity, peace, independence and democracy, as well as the security of our citizens are the ultimate, global goals – a responsibility shouldered by all national leaders and a right of each and every citizen of the world,” the President said.

The ceremony reverberated with the sounds of a symbolic bell of memory, which the world leaders rang together in tribute to all those who perished during World War II. Later, heads of delegations jointly laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Piłsudski Square.

The President‘s Communication Group

Last updated 2019.09.01 15:52

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