Poland, Britain sign security treaty
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Poland and Britain on Thursday signed a treaty on defence and security co-operation as ministers from the two countries held talks in Warsaw.
Theresa May and Mateusz Morawiecki at a press conference in Warsaw on Thursday. Photo: PAP/Rafał Guz
Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported earlier that under the deal, Poland and Britain were to work together on counteracting hybrid threats, including disinformation by Russia.
The treaty was signed as Poland and Britain held “intergovernmental consultations” in Warsaw on issues including bilateral relations, Brexit and security, with Polish government ministers meeting their British counterparts.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said during a joint conference with his counterpart Theresa May that Warsaw wanted to maintain the best possible relations with London after Brexit.
"Britain has decided to leave the European Union, but it certainly is not leaving Europe," said Morawiecki.
May said that both Britain and Poland wanted to cooperate more closely to ensure prosperity for both nations in the coming years.
May added that Britain wanted the million or so immigrants from Poland living in the UK to remain there.
Poland and Britain held their first intergovernmental consultations in London in November last year.
May vowed at the time that Poles living in the UK would be treated fairly as Britain prepares to leave the European Union.