Linkevičius congratulates the Polish Foreign Minister on May Constitution Day
/ Updated: 2018.05.03 10:21
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius congratulated the Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz on the occasion of the Polish national holiday – the Day of the Constitution of 3 May.
The Constitution of 3 May 1791, together with the Mutual Pledge of the Two Nations of 20 October 1791, is an important historical document that has helped to lay the foundations for the development of democracy in Europe.
“The May Constitution Day is our joint Lithuanian-Polish celebration, which embodies the values and ideals that are important nowadays, encourages us to take common action in the face of today’s challenges and threats. We are proud that this is the first modern Constitution in a European country and second in the world. It is important that the Constitution embodies and underlines the significance of constitutional values, most notably the rule of law and respect for human rights that are no less relevant today, when we are discussing the future of the European Union,” Linkevičius said.
On 3 May, Lithuania’s Foreign Minister will attend the events dedicated to the anniversary of Constitution of 3 May 1791, including a solemn sitting at the Seimas of Lithuania and the flag raising ceremony at the Independence Square. On the same day, Linkevičius will meet with students from the Šalčininkai region, who will be visiting Vilnius to take part in the solemn events to celebrate the May Constitution Day at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania.