This visit shows that Polish-German contacts are very good and that Chancellor Angela Merkel pays a lot of attention to them, President Andrzej Duda said during a Monday meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Warsaw.
Welcoming Chancellor Merkel at the Belvedere Palace, the President expressed his satisfaction about the success of coalition talks in Germany and the appointment of a new government. "We are happy that the situation has stabilised," Andrzej Duda said.
Polish President and German FM for Europe's unity
He also thanked his guest for coming to Warsaw, which is - as he stressed - the second capital after Paris visited by Angela Merkel. "I am happy as this shows that Polish-German contacts are very good and that Chancellor Angela Merkel pays a lot of attention to them," he added.
The Polish head of state also stressed that "the question of good relations with Poland was included in a German coalition agreement." "This is an important signal for us to build them in the best possible way," he concluded.
President's top aide Krzysztof Szczerski added after Andrzej Duda's meeting with the German Chancellor that Polish President and Angela Merkel spoke about the "geopolitical conditions of the world today, the security of our region and the security of the entire Euroatlantic community."
Other topics included the development of defence co-operation in Europe, the future of the EU and NATO and relations with the US.
"(...) there is a question regarding the future of economic co-operation and trade between the US and the EU; both Poland and Germany, which are the defenders of free trade, want "transatlantic ties to be strong in the economic and political dimension."
Referring to the EU's future, minister Szczerski stressed the point was to find out how to build it on the basis of unity.
"The two politicians emphasised that "there are many players who want to divide Europe, there is much internal disappointment in Europe, and those who want to build their political future on divisions of Europe," Krzysztof Szczerski added.
"The stable governments of Warsaw and Berlin should do everything to prevent Europe from being divided, either from the outside or from the inside," he declared.
Minister Szczerski also said that the President and the Chancellor agreed that "Europe must have social support."
While in Warsaw, Angela Merkel met with Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
Poland is the second country, after France, visited by the newly-elected German chancellor, who will serve her fourth term as the head of government. Merkel's new cabinet was sworn in nearly six months after the parliamentary election. Angela Merkel has served as German Chancellor since 2005. (PAP/BZ)