Poland’s Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz has presented the priorities of the Polish diplomacy for 2019 in the lower house of the Polish parliament.
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“The cooperation of all institutions dealing with foreign policy and the combined vision and activities of Polish top officials have made Poland an active country that is listened to and that commands respect among its partners,” the minister said.
In reference to Brexit crisis, Mr Czaputowicz said that the UK leaving the European Union without a deal is the worst scenario possible. “Brexit represents a serious challenge to the European Union and its member states. Poland will keep looking for solutions to enlist support for the negotiated agreement,” the FM said.
Cooperation with NATO and the US
ℹ️78th #Sejm session continues. Key point of today’s agenda: the address of Foreign Minister @PolandMFA. Jacek Czaputowicz is outlining 🇵🇱 #Poland’s foreign policy goals in 2019 #Dyplomacja2019 pic.twitter.com/BLoyECCfhm— PLParliament (@PLParliament) March 14, 2019
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The Foreign Minister has also strongly expressed Poland’s objection against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
“We are consistently against the Nord Stream 2 project and we support the critical opinion of the European Commission on this matter,” he stressed.
Mr Czaputowicz also presented the Polish government’s vision of the EU. “We are in favour of a strong EU, enjoying the support of the countries and nations that are part of it, an EU that contributes to the economic growth and prosperity of its societies and supports equalising the living standards of citizens of all member states,” he said.
He also announced that leaders of 10 countries – Poland, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Slovakia and Slovenia – that joined EU on May 1, 2004, will meet in Warsaw to mark the 15th anniversary of the accession.