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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

  • LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN

  • 18 September 2017

    The reactivation of the Polish Embassy in Panama, the economic growth of Poland and the countries of Central America, and the revitalized tourist sector constitute new impulses for reviving Poland's relations with Central American countries and the Caribbean region, Deputy Minister Marek Magierowski said during the second edition of consultations with the ambassadors of Central American states and the Caribbean islands.

    The meeting, which took place at the MFA headquarters, was attended by the heads of seven accredited diplomatic missions in Poland: Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Cuba, Nicaragua, Panama and El Salvador. The main topic of the talks was the possibility of closer cooperation between Poland and the countries of the region.


    The deputy head of Polish diplomacy pointed to the interest of Polish businesses in non-European markets and mentioned the new opportunities resulting from the Association Agreement between the EU and EU Member States and Central American countries (Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, El Salvador), on the abolition of customs duties for industrial goods and access to public procurement orders.


    The Deputy Foreign Minister thanked the participants for the support given to Poland’s candidature for non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council in 2018-2019. 


    The representatives attending the meeting stressed the importance of mutual cooperation in international organizations, including with regard to climate change and sustainable development. 


    The ambassadors presented planned and implemented bilateral economic, academic and cultural cooperation initiatives.


    On Tuesday, September 19, Deputy Minister Marek Magierowski will open a seminar titled "Promotion of Poland’s Trade and Investment Relations - Central American and Caribbean Countries", organized by the Polish Chamber of Commerce under the patronage of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland. 


    The ambassadors will also meet with the members of the Central American and Caribbean Group working at the Senate of the Republic of Poland and will conduct bilateral consultations at the MFA.


    Poland has two diplomatic missions in the Central America and Caribbean region: in Havana and Panama City. 


    In 20016, the value of trade with Central America and the Caribbean amounted to about $350 million. 
     

    MFA Press Office

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