The Presidents of Lithuania and Poland opened an exhibition and a scientific conference dedicated to the anniversary of the Mutual Pledge of the Two Nations
On Tuesday, President Gitanas Nausėda and President Andrzej Duda of Poland opened an international exhibition and a scientific conference dedicated to the 230th anniversary of the Constitution of May 3 and the Mutual Pledge of the Two Nations.
“It is a great honor for me to be the patron of these two significant cultural and scientific events – the exhibition and the conference – together with the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda who is visiting Lithuania. Today we can once again see that the common past brings together Lithuanian and Polish institutions of science, cultural heritage and memory, scholars and specialists, inspiring us all to new ideas and future work,” the President said at the opening event held at the Palace of the Grand Dukes.
After seeing the exhibition “To Keep the Homeland Alive. Lithuania and Poland in the Epoch of the 1791 Constitution”, the President emphasized that he had no doubt that this exhibition would enrich its visitors with new knowledge and insights and would allow them to better understand the relevance of the Constitution of 3 May and the Pledge of the Two Nations today. According to Gitanas Nausėda, these documents demonstrate the ability of our forebears to come together in the face of the geopolitical threat and find a compromise, set the course for the modernization of the state as well as lay the foundations of civic society.
Together with the exhibition, the leaders of Lithuania and Poland also opened the international scientific conference “The Dawn of the Freedom of the Homeland. The Constitution of 3 May 1791. Genesis. Contents. Meaning”. The conference gathered competent scholars from Lithuania, Poland and other countries.
The Palace of the Grand Dukes has organized the exhibition and the conference together with the Royal Palace in Warsaw, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and other institutions.