Governments have changed, the Parliament has changed but the matter
of contacts between Poland and its Polonia, especially the basic
policies of the Polish nation vis-a-vis Polonia and Poles abroad, have
not gone beyond mere courtesies.
That is why we owe the Speaker, Professor Longin Pastusiak, and also
the Members of the Senate, words of highest praise and gratitude for
organizing today's discussion. I do not think that I would be
exaggerating if I say, that this meeting will have crucial significance,
in the development of future contacts and cooperation between the Poland
and all of Polonia.
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