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  • 8 February 2018

    “While we may differ on certain points on the European agenda, we do agree about such key issues as the need to develop and enhance the competitiveness of the common market or the broadly defined energy policy,” Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said after a meeting with the Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Belgium Didier Reynders.

     

    In his first meeting with the Belgian partner, the Polish foreign policy chief said he was happy with the strong bilateral relationship of political and economic nature. “Poland and Belgium are linked not only by political dialogue, but also by impressive investment and economic cooperation,” observed Minister Jacek Czaputowicz. “The value of trade between our countries reached EUR 9 billion in 2016, with 2017 looking as promising according to preliminary statistics,” he added.


    Moreover, Minister Jacek Czaputowicz paid special attention to the role of cooperation within regional formats, and the importance of dialogue between our countries as part of the Visegrad Group and the Benelux Union. “We welcome the brisk pace at which our regional cooperation has been moving forward, one example of which is the signing of the 2018-20 Cooperation Programme between the Polish and Flemish Governments,” noted the minister.


    The top diplomats discussed current issues on the EU agenda, including negotiations over the next EU budget and Brexit. They also looked at the state of preparations for the NATO summit to be held in Brussels this coming July, and prospects of Polish-Belgian cooperation at the UN. 

     

     

    The Polish foreign policy chief expressed his hope for many joint endeavours and even deeper relations. In his words, an excellent opportunity for this will be the forthcoming centenary of establishing diplomatic relations between both countries, and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Flanders by General Stanisław Maczek’s 1st Armoured Division to be marked in 2019.


    While in Brussels, Minister Jacek Czaputowicz also met on Thursday with High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans, Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska, and Commissioner Věra Jourova.

     
    MFA Press Office

    Polish-Belgian talks in Brussels
    Polish-Belgian talks in Brussels
    Polish-Belgian talks in Brussels
    Polish-Belgian talks in Brussels
    Polish-Belgian talks in Brussels
    Polish-Belgian talks in Brussels
    Polish-Belgian talks in Brussels
    Polish-Belgian talks in Brussels
    Polish-Belgian talks in Brussels
    Polish-Belgian talks in Brussels
    Polish-Belgian talks in Brussels
    Polish-Belgian talks in Brussels
    Polish-Belgian talks in Brussels
    Polish-Belgian talks in Brussels
    Polish-Belgian talks in Brussels

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