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2017 to be President Woodrow Wilson's Year

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2017 to be President Woodrow Wilson's Year
2017 to be President Woodrow Wilson's Year

An agreement on declaring the year 2017 as Woodrow Wilson's Year in Warsaw has been signed in the Warsaw City Hall.

The agreement was signed by Mayor of Warsaw Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz and Janusz Dorosiewicz, President of the Ronald Reagan Foundation in Poland, in the presence of Andrzej Halicki, Deputy of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, and Ewa Malinowska-Grupińska, President of the Warsaw City Council.

The agreement will facilitate the promotion of President Woodrow Wilson’s Year in Warsaw through exhibitions, seminars, and concerts organised to commemorate the role of the United States of America and Woodrow Wilson in Poland’s regaining of independence in 1918.

The Warsaw City Council supported the proposition of the Ronald Reagan Foundation in Poland, adopting a position approving the above agreement. The Council justified its decision with the fact that this year marks the 160th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Woodrow Wilson, American statesman, politician and scientist, the 28th U.S. President, in office between 1913 and 1921.

The figure of President Wilson has strong links with Polish history and the regaining of independence by our State in 1918, due to one of the so-called Wilson's Fourteen Points, stating that “an independent Polish state should be erected.”