New Zealand Embassy Warsaw, Poland

New Zealand Governor-General expresses condolences

Government House has sent a letter to the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland in which His Excellency the Honorable Sir Anand Satyanand, GNZM, QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand expresses his condolences after the tragic accident near SmoleĊ„sk on 10th of April. The message follows:

12 April 2010

Mr Jacek Michalowski
Head of the President’s Chancellery
Republic of Poland
WARSAW

Dear Mr Michalowski

I wish to convey to you the deepest sympathy of the New Zealand people following the tragic deaths of His Excellency Lech Kaczynski and Madame Kaczynska, together with so many senior and distinguished figures from the Polish nation.

This is a profound loss for Poland that will be felt deeply amongst the many Polish communities around the world, including in New Zealand.  

Those who died at Smolensk will be remembered for their leadership and their devoted service to their country.

New Zealand stands together with the people of Poland at this time of great sadness.

Yours sincerely

Anand Satyanand
Governor-General of New Zealand

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