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Parliament honours Queen Elizabeth II

The resolution noted that the Queen had appeared before the joint chambers of the Polish parliament on March 26, 1996, and, in her speech, drew attention to the importance of Polish-British relations.
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The Sejm, Poland’s lower house of parliament, on Wednesday, approved a resolution honouring the life and achievements of Queen Elizabeth II, who died on Thursday aged 96.

The resolution adopted stated that Queen Elizabeth was “a prominent figure for the reborn and democratic country of Poland.”

It also noted that the Queen had appeared before the joint chambers of the Polish parliament on March 26, 1996, and, in her speech, drew attention to the importance of Polish-British relations.

On that day, Queen Elizabeth II, emphasised the centuries-old history of mutual relations between Great Britain and Poland, and paid tribute to Polish soldiers for their heroic behaviour during World War Two.

The resolution added that the Queen had expressed her support for Poland’s efforts to join Nato and the European Union by declaring “Poland needs Europe, but Europe also needs Poland.”

“The Sejm of the Republic of Poland, emphasising the merits and achievements of Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, pays tribute to the memory of Her Majesty,” concluded the resolution.


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