Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn visits Warsaw
“We enjoy very good cooperation with Luxemburg on both bilateral and multilateral level,” said Minister Jacek Czaputowicz during today’s visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean Asselborn to Warsaw.
“Today’s talks confirmed the desire of our countries to develop cooperation in its political, economic, cultural and scientific dimension,” added the minister. He also hopes that the centenary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, which will be celebrated in 2021, will provide a stimulus for furthering bilateral relations. The minister also expressed Poland’s support for the development of cooperation in the Visegrad Group-Benelux format.
The ministers also discussed the EU’s future in the context of European Parliament elections, new institutional cycle and Brexit. Other items of the current EU agenda were also covered, such as migrations, the rule of law, EU-USA relations, EU enlargement, also in the context of the recent Berlin Process summit in Poznan. “The EU enlargement process in the Western Balkans is an investment in peace and security in Europe,” underlined Minister Czaputowicz.
The officials also talked about eastern policy: from the situation in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus to the EU-Russia relations and cooperation within the Eastern Partnership. The ministers also referred to the situation in the Middle East.
During his visit in Warsaw, Minister Jean Asselborn met with the MFA Secretary of State Konrad Szymański today.
The main subjects of the conversation were the future of the EU, internal market as well as the rule of law, migration and Brexit. “Single market is the greatest source of EU development. Further integration of the services sector through reduction of administrative and regulatory barriers should be the focus of the next Commission and the whole EU. We support further liberalisation of the free movement of services in the EU,” said Deputy Minister Szymański, and added: “We have shaped the EU’s political agenda for the coming years and we agree that single market is the key EU asset in all its dimensions.”
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