Davos: Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on the most important challenges of the world

The Prime Minister participated in the informal lunch of the World Economic Leaders, during which they discussed the issues of creating the future in the fractured world.

Photo: Chancellery of the Prime Minister

The event entitled Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World, in addition to the Polish Prime Minister and President Andrzej Duda, was attended by the heads of states and governments and international institutions. They were, inter alia, Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Prime Minister of Portugal António Costa, Prime Minister of Peru Mercedes Aráoz and also Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbas. The representatives of the financial world were, inter alia, the head of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde and Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney.

Peace and security

During the meeting, the Prime Minister talked with the Prime Minister of the Iraqi Government about the migrant crisis. Mateusz Morawiecki and Haider al-Abadi also talked about a common response to the challenges related to that crisis.

According to Prime Minister Morawiecki, the European Union, which unites the sovereign countries, plays a unique role in the long-term provision of peace in the old continent and in its neighbourhood. As the Head of the Government stated, the EU is ready to expand its role of providing security, also to the neighbouring countries. So far, the EU has supported a number of missions in Eastern Europe and Africa. Prime Minister Morawiecki stressed that permanent structured cooperation in the field of defence (Permanent Structured Cooperation, PESCO) had recently been launched and security cooperation had been strengthened, allowing the EU to build the ability to provide peace and stability in various corners of the world.

Global economy and sustainable development

According to Prime Minister Morawiecki, the more balanced trade policy is needed. We oppose protectionism, but further opening of the EU market without reciprocity on the part of trading partners is not in our interest. That is why we opt for strengthening the instruments to protect the market against unfair competition. We also support the negotiations of trade agreements with the key partners, provided they give EU companies real market access while protecting the most sensitive interests of agriculture and industry.

The Head of the Government believes that one of the biggest challenges for the world is climate change and its impact on everyday life. He pointed out that in 2018 Poland will host COP24, i.e. the United Nations Climate Change Conference. Our goal is to ensure that the results achieved due to this Conference are the pathway for the sustainable development in the world.

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