Polish Foreign Affairs Minister in Sofia

Intermarium relations a priority

Jacek Czaputowicz, the new Polish Foreign Affairs minister that took office after recent reshuffling, paid his first foreign visit to Sofia, Bulgaria.  He pointed out that “Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki visited Budapest on his first foreign trip, I’m in Sofia. This means that for Polish international relations, Central Europe is very important”. Regional cooperation was one of the main issues touched with Bulgarian Foreign Minister, Ekaterina Zacharijewa.

Integration of Western Balkans on the agenda

Polish and Bulgarian Ministers agreed that the European integration of Western Balkan countries is “the only way to provide security, wellbeing and cooperation in this part of Europe”. Czaputowicz also confirmed that Poland fully supports the priorities of the Bulgarian presidency “especially commitment to strengthening relations between the EU and Western Balkans”.

Poland looking for allies

Czaputowicz also talked about Article 7 of the EU treaty that the Commission triggered against Poland, explaining the Polish position on the issue to his Bulgarian counterpart. He assured that “Poland will keep the dialogue open for all parties interested”. He then reached out to Frans Timmermans, suggesting the two politicians should meet when he visits Brussels next week.

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