Source: Republic of Poland in English
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife will begin a 2-day visit in Poland on Tuesday. In Poland Steinmeier will among others meet Polish state head Andrzej Duda, presidential aide Krzysztof Szczerski told PAP on Monday.
Krzysztof Szczerski said that Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s visit was connected with Poland’s independence centenary falling this year, and informed that he and Andrzej Duda will attend a “Poland and Germany in Europe” conference in Warsaw’s Royal Castle held to mark the anniversary.
Minister Szczerski said the Polish President’s address at the conference will focus on history, contemporary European challenges and Poland’s position on current international affairs, including relations with Germany, Russia and the US. He added that Andrzej Duda also planned to underscore the importance of an independent Poland for European policy.
In this context he stressed that transatlantic unity was of primary importance for Andrzej Duda, who saw in it a basic security mainstay for Europe.
Referring to planned bilateral talks between German and Polish Presidents, Krzysztof Szczerski said Andrzej Duda planned to report on Poland’s recently-concluded chairmanship of the UN Security Council, especially in the context of the Ukraine conflict and the situation in the Middle East. Both Presidents will also discuss current European issues, including recent government changes in Italy and Spain. (PAP/MK)