2021 Weimar Triangle summit to take place in Poland: FM

A day after the meeting of Polish, French and German Foreign Ministers under the so-called Weimar Triangle formula, the Polish FM Zbigniew Rau announced at the press conference that the next summit will most likely take place in the first half of 2021 in Poland.

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The conference, held at the Polish Institute in Berlin, was the last point of the three-day visit to the capitals of Germany and France of the chief of Polish diplomacy.

Minister Rau said that the Weimar Triangle meeting "is a good opportunity to hold talks by representatives of various parts of the EU." He added that "our perception of security matters, the EU future and fundamental matters is very similar”.

During the Friday briefing, Rau described the reactivation of the Weimar Triangle as a particularly significant event; the minister spoke about the possibilities of an exchange of views and reaching consensus.

“Each of the three countries represents not only their own interests, but also the interests of different regions of Europe. The Weimar Triangle is a useful and, as it seems, necessary forum for the sustainable functioning of the EU”, the Polish FM stated.

According to the chief of Polish diplomacy, the declaration signed on Thursday in Paris is a reflection of what connects France, Poland and Germany in the field of the crisis in Belarus, EU relations with Russia, threats to the EU's security, and the situation in the Mediterranean Sea region.

He also admitted that there were differences of opinion between the members of the Weimar Triangle on the issues of the rule of law and migration. In this context, Zbigniew Rau presented the stance of the Polish government which not only pursues a policy of welcoming migrants from Ukraine, but also expects an inflow of Belarusians in the near future.