Lech Wałęsa’s visit to Denmark


President stayed on September 6-8 in Denmark’s capital. The opening of the Golden Days Festival under the theme “1989” was the among the main purposes of the two-day visit to Copenhagen. Mr. Wałęsa had also several meetings with leading Danish politicians as well as the Royal Family members.

Lech Wałęsa initiated his stay, having a meeting at the Copenhagen University and opening the Golden Days Festival with an official speech. The event raised wide interest and was attended by almost 400 people. Later President visited the Workers Museum.

The agenda of the visit included a meeting in the Danish parliament and talks with multiple leading current and former politicians, including the Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen. Lech Wałęsa met with the Danish Crown Princess, Mary, as well as received the Order of the Elephant, the highest Danish decoration, which he was given already in 1993. “I am very glad about the visit to Denmark and grateful for a warm welcome and meeting many kind people, including your Prime Minister” – he stated in an interview.  

Lech Wałęsa was particularly surprised with the meeting with the former foreign minister of Denmark, Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, who welcomed him, wearing a Danish version of the t-shirt saying “Constitution”- a symbol of Lech Wałęsa’s resistance towards the violation of rule of law in Poland.


photo: Lars Møller