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    Poland wants to become the guarantor of energy security in Central Europe

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    Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, declared that the goal of Poland is to become a hub of energy and a guarantor of energy security in Central Europe.

    Prime Minister Morawiecki attended a meeting on Wednesday in Warsaw discussing Polish-Ukrainian collaboration in developing a secure energy system. Government officials and major energy companies from both countries were present.

    “Our plan is to become a gas energy hub. This plan could mean that we will be the guarantor of energy security for the whole of Central Europe – which will also strengthen our political position in this part of Europe,”

    he told the conference.

    Prime Minister Morawiecki stated that the strategy of the Polish government focuses on the existing interconnectors and gas pipelines, as well as the nation’s commitment to developing advanced nuclear energy in the future.

    He believes that the plan could make Poland a supplier of energy assurance in the area, helping it to increase its political standing and status in the entirety of Central Europe.

    Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki stated that Poland has put money into a facility which floats and is able to receive, store, and convert liquefied natural gas (LNG) to gas. Additionally, they are increasing the capacity of the crude oil handling station at Naftoport in Gdansk, which is located on the Baltic Sea.

    “This infrastructure will be able to be used in the future by recipients from Poland, but also our partners from Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary,”

    he said.

    He further mentioned that Poland and the Czech Republic are intending to resume their joint effort of constructing the Stork II gas interconnector and other forms of energy connections between the two nations.

    Morawiecki believes that working with Ukraine and other nearby nations concerning energy is in Poland’s best interest.

    “We are already invited to joint mining and exploration projects in Ukraine. Of course, there must be peace there, but such projects are possible. The talks concern various areas, including gas exploration in Western Ukraine,”

    he said. 

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