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  • 9 May 2019

    The reception took place on May 8th in the Lotte Hotel. Event hosted by Ambassador Piotr Ostaszewski and Defence Attaché Colonel Sławomir Świątek gather around 300 participants including the guests of honour: Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Lee Taeho, the president of the Korea-Poland Parliamentary Friendship Association Dep. Chang Byoung Wan, as well as UNCMAC Senior Member general Shin Sang Bum.

     

    Among those who joint the Embassy for the celebrations were representatives of the Korean central and local government, members of parliament, businessmen, culture, science and media people, ambassadors, defence attaches and other members of diplomatic and military corps in Seoul. The presence of professor Synn Ilhi, President of the Keimyung University and the Honorary Consul General of Poland in Daegu should be also mentioned alongside the strong representation of the Polish Studies Department of the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.

     

    The National Day Reception took place during the all-year-long celebrations of the 30th  anniversary of the establishment of bilateral relations between Poland and the Republic of Korea on November 1, 1989. 2019 also marks the 20th anniversary of Poland’s accession to NATO and 15 years of our membership in the European Union. 

     

    The Third May Constitution, first modern constitution in Europe, was adopted 228 years ago in 1791. The document drew inspiration from the political and social thought of the European Enlightenment as well as the American Constitution of 1787. The Constitution Day was first established a public holiday in 1919. During the Second World War and in the times of the Polish People's Republic it was forbidden to celebrate the Third May Constitution. It was only in 1990 that the public holiday was restored by law.

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