Source: Republic of Poland in English
Polish President Andrzej Duda and First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda are to call on Berlin next week. Andrzej Duda will talk to German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Chancellor Angela Merkel about the Three Seas initiative and Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
According to presidential aide Krzysztof Szczerski, Duda’s visit will concern three main issues: politics, the 100th anniversary of Poland’s regaining independence, and the economy.
See also: German President visits Poland With regard to Tuesday’s meetings with Merkel and Steinmeier, the politicians are to focus on matters including the future of Europe, transatlantic relations and the future of security policy in Central Eastern Europe.
“The President will also raise issues which are in dispute in the current Polish-German relations including the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, our assessment of this matter, but also voices which have been heard on the issue at the latest summit of the Visegrad countries,” Krzysztof Szczerski said.
The presidential aide also pointed out that President Duda will “discuss EU politics in the context of our region (Central Eastern Europe – PAP) and the stance of the Visegrad Group regarding the main EU problems as well as the Three Seas initiative (…).”
The second aspect of the presidential visit to Germany is the 100th anniversary of Poland’s regaining independence. Krzysztof Szczerski announced that the presidents are scheduled to take part in an official concert organised by the Polish embassy in Berlin.
Also on Tuesday, the Polish-German Forum will take place at which politicians and people not involved in politics are to debate 100 years of both countries’ history.
The third dimension of the presidential visit will concern economics. Andrzej Duda plans to visit the Berlin branch of sanitary articles maker TZMO, headquartered in the northern Polish city of Toruń. (PAP)