Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in Prague: Cooperation between Poland a the Czech Republic brings ever better effects

On 15 November 2018 in Prague Polish-Czech intergovernmental consultations were held led by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Andrej Babiš with the participation of the ministers of both governments. During the meeting the prime ministers discussed the most important issues of the EU agenda, as well as questions concerning bilateral cooperation and related to the Polish and Czech participation in the regions of Central and Eastern Europe. This was the 5th edition of the consultations. Last ones took place in Warsaw on 8 April 2016.

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Photo: Adam Guz / Chancellery of The Prime Minister of Poland

To date our cooperation in many areas is strengthening; we are ever stronger when we speak with a common voice said the Prime Minister summarizing the Polish-Czech intergovernmental consultations in Prague.

After the meeting with the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Andrej Babiš, the Head of the Polish Government pointed out that they discussed the most important issues concerning current EU policy, inter alia the Multiannual Financial Framework, elections to the European Parliament, the Mobility Package and migration policy.

Mateusz Morawiecki emphasized that the European Union should intensify its efforts to protect the external borders and limit the inflow of migrants. We are trying to turn the conclusions form the European Council of June into concrete legal acts pointed out the Prime Minister.

The Head of the Polish Government also made a reference to the cooperation concerning the energy security. In this context, I presented once more Poland’s position in relation to Nord Strem 2, emphasizing harmful effects of the project for the safety of Europe pointed out Mateusz Morawiecki.

The Prime Minister highlighted that good cooperation among the states of the Visegrad Group translates into the power of voice which becomes noticeable and important, which helps to pursue our common interests.

Mateusz Morawiecki pointed out that the Polish-Czech trade reached the amount of over EUR 20 billion, and the whole Visegrad Group is Germany’s largest trading partner.

Polsko-czeskie konsultacje międzyrządowe to podsumowanie naszej intensywnej i owocnej współpracy. Pozwoliły one na uzgodnienie stanowisk w najważniejszych sprawach naszych dwustronnych relacji – podkreślił szef rządu. Liczę, że efekty obrad będą służyć naszym państwom i obywatelom – dodał.

The Polish-Czech intergovernmental consultations constitute a summary of our intense and fruitful cooperation. They allowed us to agree our positions in the most important issues of our bilateral relations emphasized the Head of Government. I hope that the effects of the discussions will serve our countries and our citizens he added.


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