Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Marie Therese’s three day visit to Poland was at the invitation of President of the Republic of Poland, Bronislaw Komorowski. Joining the Grand Ducal couple were Luxembourg’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, Etienne Schneider, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Jean Asselborn, and the Finance Minister, Pierre Gramegna. The visit took the royals to the Polish capital, Warsaw, and the historic capital, Krakow.
The engagements began with the Poland-Luxembourg Economic Forum jointly organised by the Chambers of Commerce of the two countries. For the opening President Komorowski and Grand Duke Henri gave speeches. It was an important occasion for both countries, Poland one of the European Union’s more recent members looking for ways to promote economic growth and Luxembourg, the smallest member state but one of its most modern and at the cutting edge of new technologies. Two poignant engagements were a visit to the Warsaw Rising Museum, where the Grand Ducal Couple commemorated the Poles who resisted Nazi Germany during World War Two, and a visit to the Museum of the History of the Polish Jews, built on the site of the Warsaw Ghetto.