Finnish President commences Poland trip
PR dla Zagranicy
The President of Finland, Sauli Niinistö, kicked off an official two-day trip in Poland on Tuesday with a visit to the northern city of Gdańsk.
Polish President Bronisław Komorowski met his Finnish countrepart Sauli Niinisto. Photo: PAP/Jakub Kamiński
There he met with his Polish counterpart, Bronisław Komorowski.
“The Polish and Finnish presidents declare their interest in further development of closer cooperation between the two countries, in the areas of economy, energy, security, Eastern policy, agriculture and culture,” read a statement released by the Presidential chancellery.
Poland has a lot in common with Finland, said Komorowski, adding that the two countries are bound by a similar fate in a difficult history.
However, Poland and Finland are “also connected by more important issues of the day, both resulting from the fact of a common membership in the EU, and with the fact of the functioning of our country in this part of Europe,” Komorowski said during a joint briefing with President Niinistö.
The two leaders attended a Polish-Finnish business forum on Tuesday, and the Finnish president will travel on to Warsaw to meet Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz. (rg)
Source: IAR, PAP