• Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland



  • “Investors’ decisions are the best proof that there is nothing disturbing going on in Poland,” Deputy Minister Marek Magierowski  told PAP at the Economic Forum in Krynica-Zdrój, where he took part in the discussion panel Experiences and Challenges of Economic Diplomacy.

    “The billions invested in Poland are an overt indication that Poland is an attractive country,” said the deputy foreign minister. “The Polish economy is indeed growing very fast, its indicators are among the best in Europe, so most investors know well that Poland remains an attractive country just by looking at our economic data,” he explained. “We should add to this our geographic location and our ever improving transport connections. I believe that investors can appreciate it. The level of foreign investments remains high, although I can imagine that some people will keep on moaning that this is not enough,” noted the deputy minister. “We should also bear mind that the market saturates with time, so it’s hard to expect that we will suddenly get flooded with hundreds of car factories of western manufacturers,” he added.

    According to Deputy Minister Magierowski, those who say that there is an “anti-liberal revolution” going on in the Polish economy, are wrong. “Poland is a robust, stable country full of well-educated people that is not afraid of the word “capitalism” and investors have a lot more freedom to operate here than in many West European countries,” he argued.

    The Polish deputy foreign minister also spoke about economic cooperation with China as part of the New Silk Road project, which, as he emphasized, could include not only Chinese direct investments in Poland, but also the participation of Polish business in investments in Central Asia, among others. “China is very important and we will gladly welcome Chinese investments in the areas that will benefit us,” he emphasized. “There are two countries in East Asia that have already invested billions of dollars in Poland – South Korea and Japan, and they are just as important as China is from the point of view of our Asian policy,” he noted.

    The deputy minister also cautioned that Poland has to look after some of its sensitive branches, industries or critical infrastructure. “China is not our NATO ally, as the United States is, nor is it our EU ally, as Germany is,” he said.

    Source: PAP


    Drukuj Print Share: