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Polish, Finnish presidents to meet for talks in Warsaw

20.11.2023 07:30
The Polish and Finnish presidents are expected to meet in Warsaw on Monday to discuss Russia's war in Ukraine, European security and bilateral relations.
The Polish Presidential Palace in Warsaw.
The Polish Presidential Palace in Warsaw.Photo: PAP/Radek Pietruszka

Poland's Andrzej Duda and Finland's Sauli Niinistö will hold face-to-face talks in the Polish capital on issues including migration, according to officials.

These will be followed by a meeting of a wider group of officials from both countries, Polish state news agency PAP reported.

While in Poland in Monday and Tuesday, the Finnish leader is also scheduled to meet with parliamentary Speakers Szymon Hołownia and Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska.

Finland has accused Russia of flooding its borders with migrants from the Middle East and Africa and erected protective barriers at the border with Russia to stop migrants from crossing into the country, news outlets reported.

In early April, Finland formally joined NATO, becoming the Western military alliance’s 31st member in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, starting the largest military conflict in Europe since World War II.

Monday is day 635 of Russias war on Ukraine.


Source: IAR, PAP