First 100 days 'successful': Polish Foreign Minister
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Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski has outlined the foreign-policy successes of the Law and Justice (PiS) government in its first 100 days in office.
Minister Waszczykowski (C) addressed a press conference on Friday. Photo: MSZ
“We have played an active role in the discussion about the future of the European Union. Poland played an active role not only regarding social issues proposed by David Cameron, but also regarding EU reforms. We are convinced that active diplomacy and the engagement of Prime Minister Szydlo herself has helped substantially decrease the danger of Brexit,” Minister Waszczykowski said during a press conference on Friday.
The minister added that the increasing of Poland’s security is of fundamental importance for the country. “Here we are focusing our efforts on co-operation with NATO, the United States and Great Britain while at the same time not neglecting co-operation with our other allies. As a result of intense diplomacy we have already been successful. An Alliance document was approved, which states that the eastern flank will contain a permanent presence of NATO troops,” Minister Waszczykowski said.
Waszczyowski added that Poland plans to open several new missions abroad including in: Mongolia, Philippines, Panama, Ecuador, Senegal, and Tanzania.
“I have also made the decision to return diplomatic and consular activity to several capitals, including Baghdad, Damascus and Tripoli,” Minister Waszczykowski said. (rg)