The main memorial services for the former Polish Prime Minister Jan Olszewski will be held in Warsaw on Saturday. The funeral mass will start at 11 a.m. at Warsaw Cathedral.
A two-day period of national mourning started on Friday in honour of former Polish Prime Minister Jan Olszewski, who died at the age of 88 a week before.
Leading Jewish newspaper The Jerusalem Post has been accused of “malicious journalistic manipulation”.
Polish President Andrzej Duda and US Vice-President Mike Pence are to visit the former Nazi-German death camp of Auschwitz in southern Poland on Friday, a symbol of Jews' extermination and the martyrdom of Poles and other nations.
We need to ensure lasting development in the Middle East in order to avert conflicts that result from humanitarian and migration crises, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on the second day of the Middle East peace and security conference in Warsaw on Thursday.
The Polish Embassy told reporter Andrea Mitchell: “The 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was a heroic act against the German Nazis who established the ghetto & carried out the #Holocaust.”
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki along with US Vice-President Mike Pence and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu will lay flowers at the Ghetto Heroes Monument in Warsaw on Thursday. Morawiecki and Pence will also lay wreaths at the Warsaw Uprising Monument.
In total about 60 countries will have representatives at the conference which will see diplomats wrestle with issues such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the war in Yemen and Iran.
An agreement on the purchase of US HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System) self-propelled rocket artillery was signed in Warsaw on Wednesday. The price for 20 launchers with ammunition is USD 414 million.
US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher announced in an interview with the Financial Times on Wednesday that "the US plans to significantly increase its troop numbers in Poland as the Trump administration ratchets up its engagement in Central Europe."