Justice minister marks 1956 anniversary in Poland
Warsaw, October 21 (MTI) – Justice Minister László Trócsányi attended a ceremonial reception marking the upcoming anniversary of the 1956 revolution, at the Hungarian embassy in Warsaw on Friday.
In his address, Trócsányi said that Hungary and Poland “always showed sympathy for each other’s freedom fights”. He said that the two nations were linked through “a thousand ways”, one of the links being a desire for freedom.
After the reception, the minister saw the world premiere of Andor Szilágyi’s Ilonka Tóth, a play about a 1956 martyr, presented by the Hungarian National Theatre at the Teatr Polski.
In his address before the performance, Trócsányi said that “Europe could not have been free without a free Poland and free Hungary”. He also said that “we belong to an integrating Europe whose institutions we may even have disputes with” and added that “we want to and are able to participate in the life of this Europe as equal partners”.
Poland and Hungary used to be allies in their freedom fights and “we are now peers in freedom”, Trócsányi added.