I had a very good conversation about the need for a coherent EU policy towards other countries, including Russia, Belarus and China, and about the improvement of vaccine approval and the production in Europe – said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki after Saturday’s conversation with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.
On Friday, government spokesman Piotr Müller said that Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki would have a telephone conversation with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan on Saturday, among others, on the election of the OECD Secretary-General. He added that the initiative for the talks had come from the Swedish side.
One of the two candidates for the post of OECD Secretary-General is Swedish EU Commissioner for Trade and Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström. The other is Australia’s submitted Mathias Cormann. The term of current OECD Secretary-General Jose Angel Gurría ends in June 2021, with elections scheduled for March this year.
After the conversation with the Prime Minister of Sweden, Prime Minister Morawiecki wrote on social media:
‘I had a very good conversation with Stefan Löfven, the Prime Minister of Sweden, about the need for a coherent and consistent EU policy towards other countries (including Russia, Belarus and China), about the improvement of vaccine approval and production in Europe, as well as on cooperation between Poland and Sweden within the OECD’.
Müller recalled in Friday’s statement that Sweden had held the annual chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) since the beginning of that year, and Poland would take over the presidency in 2022. He also assured that Poland and Sweden were cooperating on security issues and the development of the Baltic Sea region, support the development of the Polish-Swedish Eastern Partnership initiative.
‘Poland and Sweden have a similar approach to EU policy towards Russia, the direction of the EU single market and EU enlargement policy,’ was written in Friday’s government spokesman statement.