Poland and Germany marked the 25th Anniversary of the Polish-German Agreement on good neighborly relations and mutual cooperation in June 2016. On this special occasion, the Ambassador of Poland Andrzej Krawczyk has the honor to invite you to the opening of the exhibition “Poles and Germans. Histories of dialogue” on the 24th of January 2017, at 6:00 pm in the National and University Library (Sarajevo, Zmaja od Bosne 8b, University Campus).
About the Exhibition
The year of 1989 brought a major change in Europe. Poland and Germany had most benefits of these changes. Poland won freedom and German won unity. The mass of reconciliation was held on the 12th of November 1989 in Krzyżowa, with the participation of the first non-communist Polish Prime Minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki and Chancellor of united Germany, Helmut Kohl, which opened the way for constructive dialogue between Poland and Germany.
The way for signing the agreement on the border was opened on the 14th of November 1990. This closed the most difficult issue in relations between Poland and Germany after the World War II. Agreement on good neighborly relations and mutual cooperation was signed on the 17th of June 1991, and it opened a new phase in Polish-German relations. The agreement defined the objectives and areas of cooperation, from security, politics and economy to environmental protection and connecting of young people. Moreover, it testified on the Polish-German community values and confluence of interests despite the burden of history and different political and economic potentials.