Prime Minister: Polish-Czech relations are positive in all key areas

This year’s Polish-Czech consultations were chaired by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Andrej Babiš. The issues discussed included bilateral relations, cooperation in the region, recent issues on the EU agenda and security policy. This was the sixth edition of the consultations. The previous edition was held on 15 November 2018 in Prague.

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Photo: Adam Guz / Chancellery of the Prime Minister

The head of the Polish government stressed that Poland and the Czech Republic are compatible partners, and that one of the areas in which the countries present similar positions is the future EU budget. As he said, the level of consistency and the shared views we have achieved and continue achieving with the Czech Republic is unprecedented, and we are showing this in Brussels when discussing difficult subjects.

There is also a consistent position with regard to the many changes happening in the European Union and the world in the area of climate and energy. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki stressed that both Poland and the Czech Republic are very industrialised and the approach to climate policy must be reasonable, so as not to increase costs, household and company bills, and – at the same time – to help take care of the natural environment.

The talks also focused on infrastructure connections and expanding cooperation in this area.

During today’s consultations, the national defence ministers of both countries signed an intergovernmental agreement on military aviation cooperation. It lays down rules concerning flights operated in the airspace of the states, cooperation within the NATO air defense system and investigating air accidents.

In addition, the Polish Minister of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation and the Czech Minister of Transport signed a declaration on cooperation for the development of inland waterways. The aim of this cooperation is to better coordinate projects for the development inland navigation in both countries.


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