Ukrainian president: democratic values are a feature of Polish history

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The Constitution of Poland was a manifestation of the aspiration for justice, which unites our countries and the entire European community - the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said on Twitter, congratulating Poland on the 230th anniversary of the adoption of the 3rd May Constitution of 1791.

During a working visit to the Republic of Poland, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky took part in festivities marking the 230th anniversary of the 3 May Constitution of Poland. Volodymyr Zelensky congratulated Polish President Andrzej Duda on this date.

"Democratic values are a feature of Polish history. I respect the Polish tradition of lawmaking and implementation of reforms" - Zelensky said in a tweet.

"The Constitution of Poland was a manifestation of the aspiration for justice, which unites our countries and the entire European community," Ukrainian head of state added.

Presidents of Ukraine and Poland - Volodymyr Zelensky and Andrzej DudaLeszek Szymański/PAP

3rd May Constitution Day is very important for Poland, as this document equalized the rights of certain segments of the population, divided power into legislative, executive and judicial, as well as became the basis of Polish democracy. It's been highly valued by the Polish people ever since.

To mark the anniversary, President of Poland Andrzej Duda invited the leaders of four friendly states for observances to Warsaw: President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda and President of Latvia Egils Levits.

The heads of the five state signed a joint declaration in which they expressed the conviction "that the prosperity of our common heritage and common home, rooted in the European civilization, demands that, just like home, also Europe be built on the basis of fundamental values and principles".

"These are with no doubt: freedom, sovereignty, territorial integrity, democracy, the rule of law, equality and solidarity" - they stressed in the declaration.

3 May Constitution DayLeszek Szymański/PAP

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