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  • 29 June 2017

    “We highly value your contribution to the intense work of the Polish presidency of the Visegrad Group,” Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski told the ambassadors of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary at a meeting which was held at the MFA to mark the end of the Polish presidency.

    Minister Waszczykowski emphasised that regional cooperation is at the heart of Poland’s foreign policy and that the Visegrad Group (V4) remains Poland’s principal form of engagement in regional cooperation in Central Europe. He also recalled the main goals of the Polish V4 presidency and outlined major aspects of Visegrad activities in the past year, focusing on EU agenda-related issues.



    “It is important that we retain our unity in the years to come, when key matters are decided in the EU,” Deputy Minister Konrad Szymański said, noting the significance of the Visegrad Group’s joint work to further shared interests within the EU, particularly in such areas as: negotiations on the multiannual financial framework, the posting of workers directive, asylum policy, and reinvigorating the Eastern Partnership. The deputy foreign minister also pointed to a need for continued close cooperation among the V4 countries to improve the cohesion of wider Central Europe.


    Polish V4 presidency lasted from 1 July 2016, and will be succeeded by Hungary’s. A forum of four Central European countries, the Group mostly focuses on coordinating our activities at the EU level.


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