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I want better relations, German president says in Warsaw visit

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Roberto Galea 19.05.2017 15:01
Europe needs "good cooperation" to overcome the crises facing it, President Andrzej Duda said after talks with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Warsaw on Friday.
Polish President Andrzej Duda with German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Warsaw on Friday. Photo: KPRPPolish President Andrzej Duda with German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Warsaw on Friday. Photo: KPRP

Duda said that, together with the German president, they agreed that “Europe needs good cooperation at present”.

“We have to act in solidarity and we must work together, and that the way forward is not by creating divisions, but by … removing these divisions. And presidents play a large role in this,” Duda said.

“Germany is a great partner for Poland. First and foremost an economic [partner], as well as a great neighbour,” he added.

“I would very much like these relations – political, economic and intersocial – to be as good as possible.”

This was Steinmeier’s first visit to Poland since assuming office in March. He earlier served as Germany’s foreign minister.

“Poland is close to my heart, just like Polish-German relations,” Steinmeier said.

“I want to engage in improving Polish-German relations. I hope both sides will strive for this with equal commitment.” (rg/pk)

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