• Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland



  • 12 April 2017

    Future of the European Union, development of the Eastern Partnership, situation in the Baltic Sea region and bilateral relations were the main issues discussed by the chief of Polish diplomacy Witold Waszczykowski and Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallström.


    Today’s talks were held ahead of a foreign ministers’ meeting of the Visegrad Group, the Eastern Partnership and special guests, which will take place in Warsaw. 


    The ministers gave a positive assessment of the actions undertaken by both administrations with a view to updating the Background Paper, a bilateral document attached to the Declaration on Political Cooperation in Areas of Strategic Importance between Poland and Sweden, signed by the foreign ministers of Poland and Sweden in the presence of the president of the Republic of Poland and the king of Sweden in 2011. Minister Waszczykowski noted that the Polish side wants to maintain the document’s ambitious level, which fully reflects the very good state of our relations.


    The ministers recalled that it was Poland and Sweden that had launched the Eastern Partnership and joint meetings of foreign ministers of the Visegrad Group, Nordic and Baltic States. Both countries share the same view on challenges in the Baltic Sea region. The ministers also agreed that a new impetus should be given to the development of the Eastern Partnership.


    Another major topic discussed by the two officials was the future of the European Union, including its prospects after the UK announced Brexit.


    The chief of Polish diplomacy thanked Sweden for its support for Poland’s candidacy to the UN Security Council and said he hoped that Poland and Sweden would cooperate within this body. Sweden started its two-year mandate in the Security Council in January 2017.


    Minister Waszczykowski offered the Swedish foreign minister condolences over the recent terrorist attack in the centre of Stockholm, which killed four people.


                                                                                         MFA Press Office

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