ADR commemorative plaque unveiled in Warsaw
Azerbaijan`s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov attended the ceremony of unveiling the memorial plaque dedicated to the recognition of the independence of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic by Poland in 1920.
The ceremony was also attended by Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz.
Speaking at the ceremony, Elmar Mammadyarov noted the existence of historical ties between Azerbaijan and Poland. He said that as a result of research conducted by the Azerbaijani Embassy in Poland, interesting documents on the relations between the two countries were found in Polish archives. In this context, he brought to the attention that on February 13, 1920, the Polish Foreign Minister Stanisław Patek sent a telegram to the government of Azerbaijan, which expressed the recognition of the de-facto ADR by Poland.
Moreover, it was noted that in 1918, Polish diplomat Waclaw Ostrowski was appointed as the diplomatic representative of Poland to Azerbaijan.
Expressing his high appreciation of the activities of Polish diplomats with regards to Azerbaijan 100 years ago, Mammadyarov stated that there are close ties between the two countries today, also noting the existence of strategic ties between the countries, AzerTAc reported.
Czaputowicz stressed that Poland already actively supported the sovereignty of the states 100 years ago, and noted that this policy continues today.