Polish, German and US presidents to give speeches during WWII 80th anniversary

Krzysztof Szczerski, the Chief of Staff of the Polish President Andrzej Duda, announced that the presidents of Poland, Germany and the US will give speeches during the main ceremonies of the 80th anniversary of WWII outbreak on September 1 in Warsaw.

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“We expect a presence of a total of 40 foreign delegations, what means around 250 guests from all over the world, including presidents, prime ministers, speakers of parliaments, foreign ministers, defence ministers and special representatives of European royal families,” Mr Szczerski told a press briefing on Sunday.

He added that Andrzej Duda, Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Donald Trump, the presidents of Poland, Germany and the US, will give speeches during the ceremonies at the Piłsudski Square in Warsaw.

“The message of the commemorations is planned to be a warning for the future of international relations,” Mr Szczerski said. He explained that WWII should be a warning for the contemporary world against such issues as changing the borders with a force and negotiating over the heads of other countries.

The Chief of Staff of the Polish President said also that in the morning of September 1, Andrzej Duda and Frank-Walter Steinmeier will be present in Wieluń, western Poland, the town that was bombarded as one of the first during the WWII.

“This total aspect of war, when not only soldiers but also civilians die, should also be a warning to the contemporary world,” Mr Szczerski said.

He also said that Donald Trump will come to Poland on August 31 in the evening and will leave on September 2. The one-on-one conversation between the Polish and American presidents is scheduled to take place on September 2.