At the invitation of President Andrzej Duda, on Sunday evening the Diplomatic Corps took part in a sleigh ride through the Chochołowska Valley in the Tatra Mountains. The ambassador of Ukraine in Poland thanked the authorities of the Tatra district for taking care of the refugees.
The diplomats, led by the president, traveled by highlander teams to Polana Huciska. The event took place in a relaxed atmosphere and there were no statements for the media. He presented a short photo report from the sleigh ride on his social profile, among others. Łukasz Kmita, Voivode of Lesser Poland.
“Highlander sleigh ride in the Chochołowska Valley with the President Andrzej Duda together with the Ambassadors and local authorities of the Tatra poviat. We showed the Diplomatic Corps our Małopolska from the best side” – wrote the voivode.
40 highland horse-drawn sleighs set off at 18. from Siwa Polana. The sleigh ride reached Polana Huciska, where the president and diplomats were greeted by the authorities of the Tatra District, the management of the Tatra National Park and a shepherd who treated the participants of the sleigh ride with oscypek cheese and showed the hut where the watra was burning. The sleigh ride ended with a gala dinner in a restaurant at the exit of the Chochołowska Valley.
Thanks from the ambassador of Ukraine
The Tatra starost, Piotr Bąk, said that the weather during the sleigh ride was good – it was snowing and the views of the Tatra Mountains at dusk were beautiful.
– This is a great promotion of Poland. Diplomats saw the beautiful Chochołowska Valley in a beautiful winter aura. The authorities of the Tatra Poviat met with great honor, because the ambassador Ukraine thanked for taking care of war refugees in our area. The president enjoys great esteem among diplomats. All participants wanted to take commemorative photos with the president in Polana Huciska and exchange a few sentences with him – said Bąk.
Diplomats stay in Zakopane until Monday. This day is scheduled for ski competition on Polana Szymoszkowa.
Main photo source: PAP/Art Service