The similarity of our paths in the recent past leads, as a logical result, to a shared path at the present time which I have no doubt will lead our two nations to a shared future, linked by our needs and best interests and also by our mutual love of freedom, peace and the rule of law

Józef Piłsudski


Romania was one of Poland’s friendly neighbouring states. The threat posed by Bolshevik Russia led to a political and military rapprochement between the two countries. Political and military talks held under the aegis of Józef Piłsudski, the Head of State and Commander-in-Chief, resulted in a Polish–Romanian pact being signed in March 1921. The two states made a reciprocal undertaking to assist each other in the event of aggression from the east. Józef Piłsudski made a visit to Romania in September 1922 in order to finalise the military convention and manifest the friendship between Poland and Romania. The Marshal also visited Romania in 1928, 1931 and 1932. During the visit in 1928 Dr Lucjan Skupiewski, the famous doctor who had previously been the mayor of Bucharest, welcomed the Marshal into his home in Târgovişte.