During the official ceremony to mark the 230th anniversary of the 3 May Constitution, the Presidents of Lithuania, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, and Ukraine signed a Declaration of support and cooperation with countries striving for democratic changes.
The document underscored the significance of the 3 May Constitution for the states of Poland and Lithuania, their shared history, and bond. The leaders stressed the extraordinary value of the document in the development of the European political thought as it became the first fundamental law on our continent and the second one worldwide.
“The 3 May Constitution and the following commitments by Lithuania and Poland formed part of European political, social and cultural heritage. The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth demonstrated to Europe a united path that substantially surpassed its times,” the President said.
By signing this Declaration, the Presidents committed to support the development of the region based on fundamental democratic values – freedom of citizens, sovereignty of states, democracy, rule of law, equality, and solidarity principles. “A uniting Europe should remain open to all countries and nations which share the above-mentioned values,” the Declaration stated.
The Presidents reaffirmed their present and future support for the strivings of the states and their peoples in the region to foster freedom, democracy, and human rights. “We believe that to all of us the solidarity of nations is one of the cornerstones of peace, stability, development, prosperity and resilience,” the document underscored.
On the occasion of the 230th anniversary of the 3 May Constitution, the Declaration was signed in the courtyard of the Royal Castle, in the background of the painting “The Constitution of 3 May 1791” by Jan Matejko.
Last updated 2021.05.03 14:14Back