Polish president to pay a visit this week

Poland’s President Andrzej Duda will make a two-day official visit to Latvia this week, becoming the latest head of state to drop in during centenary year.

The trip will take place June 27-28 and will include bilateral talks, the presentation of a book to the Latvian National Library and a visit to Daugavpils to unveil a monument to former Polish ruler Stefan Batory and pay tribute to Polish soldiers who fell during Latvia’s independence struggles at the village of Slobodka.

It will be the second time in less than a week that President Andrzej Duda and President Raimonds Vējonis have stood side by side as, along with the presidents of Lithuania, Finland, Iceland, Estonia and Georgia on June 22 both took part in ceremonies marking the 100th anniversary of Estonia’s independence held in the country’s second biggest city, Tartu.

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