Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki: Poland and Lithuania are having more and more common business matters

I am glad that geopolitics is connecting us more and more with Lithuania, but also thanks to refinery in Mozejki, it is connecting us with Latvia, Estonia as well as with export to other countries - said the head of the Government after a visit to Orlen Refinery in Mozejki. 

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Photo: Krystian Maj / Chancellery of the Prime Minister

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki emphasized that the Mozejki project enhances the energy independence of Poland and Lithuania, it connects both countries politically and creates space to build political stability. As he added, it is a project which connects us unlike any other project. I often talk to the Prime Minister of Lithuania about our common projects and activities for the future - said the Prime Minister.

The head of the Government emphasized that crude oil is not an ordinary raw material or an ordinary commodity, it is a commodity which decides about geopolitics to a large extent. He reminded that this investment, which is crucial for energy and geopolitical security, is owed to President Lech Kaczynski.  As the Prime Minister added, Lech Kaczynski’s courage, determination, imagination and strategic vision was needed, so that one could foresee how important economic ties between our countries would be for enhancing security politically, energetically, financially and economically.

Vision of common development

The Prime Minister reminded words of Lech Kaczynski, who warned about Russia designs when Nord Stream1 between Germany and Russia was being built. Later on there was the Russian invasion of Georgia, then there was Ukraine and now there is Nord Stream2 - listed the head of the Government.  

Offering the programme of changes and creating the vision of common development - the vision shared in spite of certain disputes, as also between friends there are some arguments and misunderstandings - we are creating space for economic and political cooperation, following in Lech Kaczynski’s footsteps - said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. As he added, he hopes that the objective will be pursued also in the future in cooperation with Russia, since we hope that Russia will truly want to cooperate with Lithuania and Poland.

Finally, the head of the Government said that on the 10th anniversary of gaining by Orlen control over the refinery in Mozejki, he and the Lithuanian Prime Minister would like to commemorate Lech Kaczynski by putting up a commemorative plaque. According to the Prime Minister, this commemoration would emphasize how important moment it was for creating space for long-term economic and political cooperation of Poland and Lithuania.


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