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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

  • BILATERAL RELATIONS

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    Poland established diplomatic relations with Andorra on 15 May 1996. Poland is represented in Andorra by the ambassador who is accredited to Spain and resides in Madrid.

     

    We observe a reinvigoration of bilateral contacts. The first visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Andorra Gilbert Saboya Sunyé to Poland on 12-13 February 2017 served to mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. The visit was preceded by the talks between the Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Witold Waszczykowski and Minister Gilbert Saboya Sunyé during the 23d session of the Ministerial Council of the OSCE in Hamburg on 8 December 2016 and in the margin of the 71th session of UN General Assembly in New York on 20 September 2016. On 1 October 2015 during the 70th session of UN General Assembly in New York the MFA Undersecretary of State Henryka Mościcka-Dendys met the Andorran Foreign Minister Gilbert Saboya Sunyé. Political consultations with the foreign minister of the Principality of Andorra were held in Andorra la Vella on 3 November 2015. A Polish Consulate in Andorra headed by Honorary Consul Yolanda Solà opened on 2 November 2015. 

     

    The two countries maintain informal bilateral contacts at international conferences as part of the UN General Assembly, the World Tourism Organization, and the International Organization of La Francophonie.

     

    The Polish-Andorran cooperation is realized on the basis of following bilateral agreements: the agreement on cooperation in tourism (1 of June of 2012),  agreement between the Republic of Poland and the Principality of Andorra for the exchange of information relating to tax matters (applicable to the tax period started in 1 January 2013) and the political declaration on starting negotiations to sign the agreement on the avoidance of double taxation (15 May 2012). The two countries cooperate within INTERPOL in combating organized and other forms of crime.

     

    In March 2015, the EU launched negotiations on association agreements with Andorra, Monaco and San Marino.

     

    The trade volume between Poland and Andorra is not large. In 2016 it amounted to EUR 3,07 million. The value of Polish exports totaled EUR 2,34 million. The imports from Andorra increased slightly to EUR 730 000.

     

    Approximately 30-40 Polish citizens live in Andorra. Their presence in Andorra is chiefly seen in tourism, and seasonal and banking jobs.

     

     

     

     

     

    Polish embassy in Madrid website

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