Polish parliament pays tribute to US President Wilson
PR dla Zagranicy
The Polish Parliament has adopted a resolution in commemoration of US President Thomas Woodrow Wilson.
Former US President Thomas Woodrow Wilson
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It reads: "The Parliament of the Republic of Poland pays homage to the 28th President of the United States of America, a person who deserves special praise for services for Polish independence, the recipient of the 1919 Nobel Peace Prize.”
The resolution recalls that in the last year of World War I, in an address to Congress, President Wilson outlined The Fourteen Points, a set of principles on which the post-war peace was to be based.
The 13th point said: “An independent Polish state should be erected which should include the territories inhabited by indisputably Polish populations, which should be assured a free and secure access to the sea, and whose political and economic independence and territorial integrity should be guaranteed by international covenant.”
The resolution further says that President Wilson “consolidated friendship between the Polish and American nations, by referring to the common values of the nations’ unquestionable right to self-determination, freedom and equality.”
In November 1922, President Wilson received the Order of the White Eagle, the highest Polish state distinction, for his services to Poland.