OTTAWA, Nov. 11, 2018 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Poland's Independence Day:
"Today, on Poland's Independence Day, we join Polish communities in Canada and around the world to celebrate the 100th anniversary since Poland regained its sovereignty in 1918.
"Canada and Poland share a strong and lasting bond, built on cooperation, mutual respect, and significant people-to-people ties. Our relationship is strengthened by our democratic values and a commitment to promote peace and stability around the world.
"Canada and Poland fought side by side in the Second World War. Today, we are proud NATO Allies, serving together again in the Canada-led NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Latvia. Canada and Poland collaborate in several international institutions and are active trading partners through the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, which is creating new opportunities for people in Canada and Poland alike.
"Canada is home to more than one million Canadians of Polish origin, whose contributions help make Canada the strong, vibrant, and inclusive country it is today.
"On behalf of the Government of Canada, Sophie and I extend our best wishes to all those celebrating Poland's centenary."
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