Warsaw, 25 May 2023 (TDI): The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Zbigniew Rau, engaged in his first joint consultations with the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia, Miroslav Wlachovsky, today.

The meeting marked a significant step in strengthening bilateral relations between Poland and Slovakia, as the two diplomats discussed a range of pressing issues of mutual interest; the discussions centered around bilateral matters, regional cooperation, and advanced support for Ukraine.

During the meeting, two ministers engaged in a constructive dialogue on various topics, reflecting the close ties and shared values between Poland and Slovakia.

They underscored their commitment to enhancing economic, cultural, and political ties, which are crucial for the prosperity and well-being of both nations.

Bilateral issues were at the forefront of the discussions, with the ministers focusing on areas of mutual concern and shared opportunities.

Both parties expressed their dedication to resolving any outstanding matters through diplomatic channels and cooperation, aiming to strengthen trust and understanding.

Regional cooperation also featured prominently in the discussions, reflecting the shared commitment of Poland and Slovakia to the stability and development of the Central European region.

The ministers emphasized the importance of maintaining strong regional ties, promoting dialogue, and fostering cooperation on key regional challenges.

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They acknowledged the value of joint initiatives and projects that can contribute to the growth and prosperity of the region as a whole.

Additionally, the meeting allowed for a comprehensive exchange of views on the ongoing efforts to support Ukraine.

Both states reiterated their unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity.

The ministers discussed ways to strengthen assistance to Ukraine, including humanitarian aid, economic cooperation, and support for democratic reforms.

They emphasized the significance of a unified and coordinated approach by the international community to address the challenges faced by Ukraine.

The joint consultations between the two ministers marked an important milestone in the bilateral relations between Poland and Slovakia.

The ministers reaffirmed their dedication to addressing bilateral issues, fostering dialogue, and working together towards shared goals.

Poland and Slovakia remain steadfast partners, united by common values and a vision for a prosperous and secure Central Europe.