Paweł Lewandowski, Republic of Poland Ministry of Culture and National Heritage under-secretary of State and Ieva Laizāne, director Library Communications department
Dear friends from Latvia!
On this wonderful anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Latvia, I would like to convey the most sincere congratulations and the wish that the Latvian people continue to live in friendship and prosperity, and enjoy freedom for many centuries to come.
Latvia and Poland – for whom struggles for independence are by no means unknown – share a common history and experience. In this special year, I want to wish that all of us are able to appreciate the active involvement and sacrifice of our ancestors, and to make the best use of those, as well as to transfer this inheritance to our future generations.
I very much hope that our peoples will always be able to do the best for each other, but if it becomes necessary – will hasten to help each other.
In true sincerity,
Photo: Kristians Luhaers