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The President will travel to Poland for the 610th anniversary of the Battle of Žalgiris (Grunwald)

2020-07-14

On Wednesday, July 15, President Gitanas Nausėda will travel to Poland for the 610th anniversary of the Battle of Grunwald. The President will deliver a speech at the site of the historic battle.

Among the other speakers at the ceremony will be President Andrzej Duda of Poland and the Voivodeship Marshal of Warmia-Masuria, Gustaw Marek Brzezin.

President Gitanas Nausėda will lay a wreath at the Grunwald Monument to commemorate those who died on the battlefield. Later in the day, he will also unveil a memorial stone – Lithuania’s gift to Poland – dedicated to the Lithuanian-Polish victory in the Battle of Grunwald.

After the official ceremony, the Presidents of Lithuania and Poland will hold a bilateral meeting to discuss regional security, transatlantic cooperation and joint infrastructure projects for electricity synchronization and transport.

Taking part in the commemoration ceremony will also be the Prime Ministers of Lithuania and Poland.

The Battle of Žalgiris (Grunwald) was fought on 15 July 1410. It was one of the largest and most significant medieval encounters in the military history of Lithuania – a landmark victory by the armies of Vytautas the Great of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and King Jogaila (Jagiełło) of Poland against the Teutonic crusaders. The victory at Grunwald has been internationally recognized as a major military strategic campaign.

The President‘s Communication Group

Last updated 2020.07.14 13:40

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