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Polish FM concludes trip to Greece and Cyprus

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Roberto Galea 05.11.2016 12:18
Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski has concluded a two-day visit to Greece and Cyprus where he met local officials.
Polish FM Witold Waszczykowski (L) with his Greek counterpart Nikos Kotzias (R). Photo: MSZPolish FM Witold Waszczykowski (L) with his Greek counterpart Nikos Kotzias (R). Photo: MSZ

While in Athens he discussed the migration crisis with his Greek counterpart Nikos Kotzias.

“I have come to learn from Minister Kotzias more about the situation in this part of Europe,” Wasczykowski said.

“Greece is one of the countries in southern Europe that are vulnerable when it comes to big waves of emigrants and refugees fleeing from existing conflicts in the Middle East and northern Africa.”

In Athens, Waszczykowski also met with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos. They discussed the situation in the region, the migration crisis and the future of the European Union. His last stop in Athens was a meeting with the local Polish community which was held in the Polish Embassy.

Travelling to Nicosia, Waszczykowski held talks with Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides.

The Polish FM stressed how much Poland appreciates Cyprus’s efforts to conclude reunification talks with Turkey, and that it is keeping its fingers crossed so that the last stage of the negotiations produce good results.

“The process of unification is important not only for Cyprus, but also for relations inside the EU, the EU-NATO relations, and for the future of our relations with Turkey,” he added.

The ministers also discussed the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, the unresolved conflict in Syria, and the situation in Libya. (rg)

Source: MSZ

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