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President Adamkus leaves for Poland

Tuesday, June 30, Vilnius - Tomorrow, July 1, President Valdas Adamkus is leaving for a working visit to the Polish cities of Lublin and Toruń.

 

During his visit to Lublin, President Adamkus will attend a holy mass and view the treasures of Lublin Cathedral. He will lay flowers at the Monument to Pope John Paul II and Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński and unveil a memorial plaque "From the Lublin Union to the European Union". Valdas Adamkus will be awarded an honorary doctoral degree at John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin.

 

In Lublin, President Adamkus will meet President Lech Kaczyński of Poland. He will take part in the celebration events held at the Lublin Union Monument where he will deliver a speech. The Presidents will also visit the Holy Trinity Chapel at Lublin Castle and participate in the ceremony to commemorate the 440th anniversary of the Lublin Union

 

Later on in the day, President Adamkus will go to Toruń where he will attend the opening ceremony of the Lithuanian-Polish House. He will meet with members of the city community in Toruń University and present a book about his presidency published in the Polish language.

 

President Adamkus will return to Vilnius Thursday night.

 

PROGRAMME OF THE VISIT
July 1, Wednesday

08:55 departure from Vilnius International Airport to Demblin
09:30 Departure by car to Lublin
10:30 Arrival at Lublin Archdiocese
11:00 Ecumenical Mass at Lublin Cathedral
11:45 Tour of the Cathedral
12:00 Arrival at John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
12:05 Flower laying ceremony at the Monument to Pope John Paul II and Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński
12:15 Unveiling of memorial plaque "From the Lublin Union to the European Union"
13:00 Awarding of honorary doctorate. Speech by President Valdas Adamkus
14:10 Meeting of Presidents of Lithuania and Poland
15:00 Luncheon at University
16:30 Celebration events at Lublin Union Monument

17:50 Visit to the Holy Trinity Chapel at Lublin Castle
18:15 Commemoration ceremony of the 440th anniversary of the Lublin Union
19:00 Departure for Dęblin Airport
20:00 Departure for Bydgoszcz Airport
21:05 Departure for Toruń
21:50 Opening ceremony of the Lithuanian-Polish House. Speech by President Valdas Adamkus
22:10 Visit to Toruń University. Presentation of book by President Valdas Adamkus. Meeting with members of the city community
23:00 Departure for Bydgoszcz Airport

 

July 2, Thursday

00:00 Departure for Vilnius


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