"Not political interests, but the interests of the nation and the homeland should prevail. This is what drives the Polish government and we want to bring the Peace Light of Bethlehem to every Polish home," said Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło after she received the Peace Light from Polish scouts.
The Prime Minister of Poland, Beata Szydło, emphasised on Tuesday that it is the responsibility of the government to ensure that all Polish citizens live with dignity, are safe and that the light of peace and happiness shines for everyone throughout the year.
There is no simpler and more valuable thing than peace, homeland and the common good,
said the head of the Polish government, referring to this year’s motto of passing the light let’s create peace boldly.
According to the Prime Minister, we should keep in mind that "the most important things are hope, love, mutual respect, our homeland, happiness and security of the citizens." Beata Szydło stressed that not political interests, but the interests of the homeland and the nation should prevail. This is the motto of her government.
The meeting with Beata Szydło was attended by Polish scouts and a folk band. During the ceremony at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, the head of government was accompanied by the members of her cabinet.
Last Friday, a flame was lighted in the Cave of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Then scouts carried it to Vienna, and from there to Slovakia. On Sunday, Polish scouts received this Peace Light from Slovak scouts. From Poland, the light will travel to other countries: Ukraine, Belarus, Germany, Russia, Denmark and Lithuania.