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    The official visit of the German President has begun. Steinmeier already at the Presidential Palace

    The question of the implementation of the Polish-German Treaty on Good Neighbourhood and Friendly Cooperation will be discussed on Thursday in Warsaw by Presidents Andrzej Duda and Frank-Walter Steinmeier after 30 years it was signed. The Head of State has already been officially welcomed in the courtyard of the Presidential Palace on Krakowskie Przedmieście in Warsaw.

    Steinmeier’s visit is related to the 30th anniversary of the Treaty between the Republic of Poland and the Federal Republic of Germany on good neighbourhood and friendly cooperation; the treaty was signed in Bonn on 17 June 1991.


    Presidents Andrzej Duda and Frank-Walter Steinmeier will hold one-on-one talks, followed by plenary talks of the delegations led by the Presidents. After the talks, Duda and Steinmeier will meet with the media.


    The press conference of the Presidents will be followed by an official breakfast given by the President of Poland in honour of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany. In the afternoon, the two leaders will meet at the Royal Castle with young people from the Polish-German Youth Cooperation to mark the 30thanniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Good Neighbourhood and Friendly Cooperation between Poland and Germany. Speeches by the presidents of Poland and Germany are scheduled.


    The Chief of the International Policy Office, Krzysztof Szczerski, noted that the issue of the treaty’s implementation will be one of the topics of the conversation between presidents Duda and Steinmeier. As he indicated, the presidents’ conversation will also cover current issues, including events in Belarus and Ukraine, the future of the European Union and “new transatlantic relations that are emerging from recent decisions and moves on the American and German sides”.


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