Cleveland and Washington
From 21-26 September, Minister Anna Maria Anders was on a business trip in the United States.
She began her stay with a visit to Cleveland, Ohio, where she took part in the opening of the exhibition "Anders Army - The Trail of Hope". The ceremony which took place at the Polish-American Cultural Center was attended by Veterans of the Anders Army, numerous representatives of the Polish community and local authorities.
During her stay in Cleveland Minister Anders also participated in a debate on transatlantic relations which took place at the State University of Cleveland. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur was also on the panel. Then both ladies participated in a press conference in the Polish section of "the Cultural Garden". These events were a wonderful opportunity to promote Poland and describe its role in the world.
The next day Minister Anders attended Holy Mass celebrated in the Shrine of St. Stanislaus remembering the fallen soldiers at Monte Cassino.
In Washington there were two important events: the CEPA Forum organized under the slogan "Bringing Central Europe to Washington" and a conference "Ronald Reagan and John Paul II: A Partnership that has changed the world". The latter, devoted to the role of these two outstanding figures in the overthrow of the communist system in Poland and Europe, was organized by the Polish National Foundation in cooperation with White House Writers Group, The Institute of World Politics, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, The Ronald Reagan Institute, The Heritage Foundation and Hudson Institute. In addition to the representatives from Poland - Ministers Anna Maria Anders and Piotr Naimski, a number of well-known figures were present. Among them Edwin Meese, advisor to President Reagan; Vaclav Klaus, former President of the Czech Republic and John O'Sullivan, advisor to and author of speeches by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Minister Anders took part in the panel "Permanent Legacy / Lasting Legacy".
In Washington Minister Anna Maria Anders also met with General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, the Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Forces in Europe, Walid Phares, former advisor to President D. Trump and Stephen Schneider, Director of International Affairs at AIPAC.