Stockholm is strategic partner for Warsaw: Polish PM
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Sweden is a strategic partner for Poland in the region and in the EU, Prime Minister Beata Szydło said on Tuesday after talks in Warsaw with her Swedish counterpart Stefan Löfven.
Stefan Löfven and Beata Szydło in Warsaw. Photo: PAP/Bartłomiej Zborowski
At a joint press conference, Szydło said the talks "confirmed that our closeness is not only a result of geographic location, but above all of a similar approach to many issues, similar challenges, a communality of interests and a similar perception of threats. "
Szydło said she and Löfven agreed that “as originators of the Eastern Partnership we feel particularly responsible for its future, and we are determined to work together on the reform of the partnership.”
The Eastern Partnership, an initiative by Poland and Sweden, was launched in 2009 to forge closer political and economic ties between the EU and its eastern neighbours Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski has said that the European Union is considering offering its Eastern partners more involvement in the bloc’s policies and agencies.
Meanwhile, Szydło said that she and Löfven also discussed relations with Russia, including military exercises organized by Moscow and disinformation campaigns.
"We note all this as threats that should be taken into account by our two countries,” she added. “We should work together here, exchange information.”