Foreign Office Minister Visits Poland

Mark Field, the Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, has visited Poland in a follow-up to the UK-Poland Inter-Governmental Consultations which were held in December.

In a statement Field said:

“It is evident that relations between the United Kingdom and Poland are as strong as ever, with a huge amount of bilateral work taking place between our two countries. We continued discussions on important joint initiatives such as our clean growth partnership, much of which resulted from the hugely productive Inter-Governmental Consultations, which the Prime Minister hosted in London in December.

Ours is a very fruitful partnership, and that is why it is important for me to be back in Poland so soon after my last visit in December for COP24 in Katowice. The UK and Poland have a long shared history and we continue to work closely together on some of the most pressing issues facing our two countries, including through NATO and the UN Security Council.”

Theresa May Speaks to Polish Prime Minister Over Salisbury Attack

Theresa May, the Prime Minister, has spoken to Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish Prime Minister, regarding the Salisbury attack which has been attributed to the Russians.

A spokesperson for the Prime Minister said:

“Today the Prime Minister called Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki to discuss the use in Salisbury of a military grade nerve agent developed by Russia. The Prime Minister said this was another example of an unacceptable pattern of aggressive Russian behaviour, and Prime Minister Morawiecki expressed his full solidarity with the UK in its response to this reckless act.

The Prime Minister thanked Prime Minister Morawiecki for his strong support and they agreed on the importance of a determined response from the European Union and the wider international community. They looked forward to meeting and holding further discussions on this matter at this week’s European Council”.