Exhibition on Polish ethnographer opens in Slovenia

President Andrzej Duda and his Slovenian counterpart Borut Pahor have opened an exhibition marking the 180th anniversary of the death of the Polish ethnographer and independence activist Emil Korytko, in the Slovenian Parliament on Wednesday.

President Andrzej Duda attended a two-day summit of the Three Seas Initiative in Slovenia's capital Ljubljana. On Wednesday morning, he met with President Borut Pahor and representatives of the Slovenian Parliament lower and upper houses, Alojz Kovsca and Dejan Zidan.

Later, the politicians took part in the opening celebrations of the exhibition on Emil Korytko.

Duda underscored that the exhibition portrays "in a touching way" the most important feature of both countries histories - "friendship and understanding," adding that it presents "the fate of a young Pole, born when Poland was not on the map and who portrayed the motto "for our and your freedom" through his life.

The Polish president, when presenting Korytko's story, pointed out that this 26-year old man fought for Polish independence in the November Uprising.