President of Poland Andrzej Duda will take part in the inaugural summit of the Crimean Platform and events on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence.
As the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine informs, political consultations with the participation of Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Vasyl Bodnar and Deputy Foreign Minister of Poland Marcin Przydacz were held on July 15.
The parties discussed topical issues of political and multisectoral cooperation and praised the efficiency of the strategic partnership between Ukraine and Poland.
Bodnar expressed gratitude for the readiness of President Duda to take part in the inaugural summit of the Crimean Platform and events on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's independence.
The Ukrainian side informed the Polish delegation about the security situation in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine and along the Russian-Ukrainian border, Russia's blockade of the TCG and the dialogue within the Normandy format.
The parties stressed that Russia's aggressive policy posed a major threat to the security situation in the region.
Bodnar noted the importance of Poland’s further assistance on Ukraine’s path towards EU and NATO membership and informed about comprehensive reforms in the context of European and Euro-Atlantic integration.
The delegations discussed further cooperation in the context of Poland’s OSCE Chair in 2022 and cooperation within international organizations.
The parties commended the results of the third meeting of the Lublin Triangle in Vilnius on July 6. In particular, they noted the importance of signing the Roadmap for Cooperation and the Declaration on European Heritage and Common Values, which reaffirmed Ukraine’s European prospects.
Przydacz pointed out the effectiveness of involving international partners in holding the Ukraine Reform Conference (Vilnius, July 7-8) and said that the Polish side was ready to consider the possibility of holding a similar conference in Poland.
The deputy ministers acknowledged the common approaches within the framework of economic cooperation, cross-border cooperation, cooperation at the level of experts on the common historical past, and the importance of bilateral cooperation in combating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.