Minister Jacek Czaputowicz met Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba
“We have met in the year that will see the centenary of landmark events of our joint history - the Pilsudski-Petlura Pact and the common struggle against the Bolshevik assailant. I am satisfied that today Polish-Ukrainian strategic relations are being strengthened as well,” said the top Polish diplomat Jacek Czaputowicz during a meeting with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.
The talks focused on bilateral issues and international cooperation to mitigate current threats resulting from Russia’s policy in Europe and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ministers also discussed Ukraine’s cooperation with the EU and NATO, and the furthering of economic and energetic cooperation.
Minister Czaputowicz underlined the necessity to maintain the status of schools with Polish language of instruction in Ukraine, and the need of joint research into our common history, particularly its sore points.
Much attention was devoted to the security situation in the Donbas conflict zone. Referring to Kyiv’s cooperation with NATO, Minister Czaputowicz expressed his satisfaction with Ukraine receiving the EOP status, which sets new security goals for the country and enhances its defence capabilities at the same time. “I have reiterated Poland’s invariable support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. I have also expressed the hope that the ceasefire which became effective last night, will be respected,” noted the chief of Polish diplomacy.
On 28 July, the foreign ministers of Poland and Ukraine, joined by Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius, will visit Lublin to hold a round of trilateral talks, visit the LITPOLUKRBRIG multinational brigade and lay wreath in front of the Union of Lublin monument.
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