State of Illinois
90th General Assembly

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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION
 2        WHEREAS, The Republic of Poland is a free, democratic and
 3    independent nation with a long and proud history; and
 4        WHEREAS,  The  North  Atlantic  Treaty  Organization   is
 5    dedicated  to the preservation of freedom and security of its
 6    member nations; and
 7        WHEREAS, The Republic of Poland desires to share in  both
 8    the   benefits  and  obligations  of  NATO  in  pursuing  the
 9    development, growth, and promotion of democratic institutions
10    and ensuring free market economic development; and
11        WHEREAS, Poland  recognizes  its  responsibilities  as  a
12    democratic    nation    and    wishes    to   exercise   such
13    responsibilities in concert with members of NATO; and
14        WHEREAS, The Republic of Poland desires to become part of
15    NATO's efforts to prevent the extremes of nationalism; and
16        WHEREAS, The security of the United States  is  dependent
17    upon the stability of central Europe; therefore, be it
19    OF  THE  STATE  OF  ILLINOIS,  that  we respectfully urge the
20    President of the United States and the Congress of the United
21    States to support  the  Republic  of  Poland's  petition  for
22    admission  to  the North Atlantic Treaty Organization; and be
23    it further
24        RESOLVED, That we respectfully urge Congress  to  support
25    the  establishment  of  a  timetable for the admission of the
26    Republic of Poland to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization;
27    and be it further
28        RESOLVED, That suitable  copies  of  this  resolution  be
29    forwarded  to the President of the United States, the Speaker
30    of the United States House of Representatives, the  President
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 1    of  the  United States Senate, to each member of the Illinois
 2    congressional  delegation,  and  to  the  Ambassador  of  the
 3    Republic of Poland.

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