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  • 20 December 2018

    During the 3rd Polish-British intergovernmental consultations in London today, representatives of the governments discussed strengthening the partnership of both countries and the situation of Polish citizens residing in the United Kingdom after the country's exit from the EU.


    "The situation of Poles in Great Britain is a key aspect of talks with Prime Minister Theresa May. Our goal is to maintain the freedom of trade, which so important for Polish companies," said Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki during the meeting.

    The Prime Ministers talked about bilateral cooperation, economic matters, security and defence, cooperation in the field of science and education as well as current issues in the field of international policy. "The United Kingdom is one of our key partners in the field of security, but also in learning, and promoting inventiveness and innovation," said the Polish Prime Minister. He added that in terms of defence policy, transatlantic cooperation and maintaining NATO cohesion on the eastern flank, among others, are aspects of key importance.


    The subject of the meeting was also cooperation after Brexit. "The agreement that has been reached is the best solution and based on it we will be able to define new principles of economic, political and foreign cooperation," said the Prime Minister.

    Also taking part in the Polish-British intergovernmental consultations were Ministers of Foreign Affairs Jacek Czaputowicz, National Defence Mariusz Błaszczak, Interior and Administration Joachim Brudziński, Entrepreneurship and Technology Jadwiga Emilewicz and Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Finance Adam Nowak.


    Heads of government also met with the leaders of the Polish community in Great Britain. During his visit to London, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki also met with representatives of the British financial sector and investors.


    The Polish-British intergovernmental consultations were held for the third time. The last such a meeting of governments of both countries took place was in 2017 in Warsaw. A defence treaty was signed and an annual Polish-British Economic Forum was agreed.


    Text of the joint communiqué

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