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  • 29 March 2017

    In a telephone conversation, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson informed Minister Witold Waszczykowski that today the United Kingdom has notified the European Council of its invoking of Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union.

     

    The chief of UK diplomacy outlined a letter on that matter sent by Prime Minister Theresa May to European Council President Donald Tusk. Emphasising the contribution that  the Polish people have made to the UK’s society and economy, Minister Waszczykowski called for the rights of all EU citizens living in the UK to be accorded explicit and legally binding protection.

     

    The ministers furthermore spoke about current bilateral cooperation issues, including security policy in the context of the arrival of UK troops, which are part of the assets to strengthen NATO’s eastern border. They welcomed the strategic nature of bilateral relations, as evidenced by such unique events as the first intergovernmental consultations in London attended by the prime ministers in last November and the first Polish-British Belvedere Forum in Warsaw, which brought together non-governmental and expert communities. The chiefs of diplomacy also noted the high value of trade between Poland and Great Britain, which is Poland’s second trade partner in Europe.

     

    Minister Waszczykowski expressed his condolences and solidarity to Secretary Johnson over the terrorist attack that happened in London on 22 March.

     

    MFA Press Office

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