Polish ministers in talks with British counterparts in Warsaw
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Polish government ministers were on Thursday to hold talks in Warsaw with their British counterparts as the two countries held “intergovernmental consultations” on bilateral relations, Brexit and security.
Britain's Theresa May greeted by Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki in Warsaw. Photo: PAP/Paweł Supernak
The talks were kicked off with a meeting between Poland’s new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Britain’s Theresa May.
The British leader was being accompanied on her trip to Warsaw by her country’s foreign, finance, defence and interior ministers.
Thursday’s talks were expected to focus on bilateral relations and EU issues, including Brexit.
The two countries were also expected to sign a defence and security treaty.
Under the deal, Poland and Britain are to work together on counteracting hybrid threats, including disinformation by Russia.
The BBC reported on its website that May was to announce Britain would provide GBP 5 million (USD 6.7m, EUR 5.6m) to a joint UK-Polish plan to counter Russian misinformation in Central and Eastern Europe
Part of the money would go to Belsat, a Polish-funded TV channel broadcasting in neighbouring Belarus, the British public broadcaster added.
The BBC reported the defence treaty between Warsaw and London would "provide a framework for enhanced co-operation in training, information sharing, defence procurement and joint exercises between the NATO partners."
Poland and Britain held their first intergovernmental consultations in London in November last year.
May vowed at the time that the nearly 1 million Poles living in the UK would be treated fairly as Britain prepares to leave the European Union.