Mateusz Morawiecki travelled to the Hague in the Netherlands late on Tuesday afternoon, Polish state news agency PAP reported.
He had been invited to attend alongside his Belgian counterpart Alexander de Croo, Latvia’s Krišjānis Kariņš and the president of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, among other leaders, officials told reporters.
The meeting was expected to be co-hosted by the prime minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, and Denmark’s Mette Frederiksen.
Ukraine, NATO enlargement, eastern flank
According to Morawiecki’s office, the talks were expected to focus on the situation in Ukraine and assistance to the war-torn country, in addition to proposals for strengthening NATO’s eastern flank and the impending admission of Sweden and Finland to the alliance.
“Poland stresses the need to build a fortified eastern flank of NATO and the EU, especially now, in the context of the Russian aggression against Ukraine,” the Polish Prime Minister's Office said ahead of the meeting.
It reaffirmed Poland’s full support for the accession of Sweden and Finland to NATO.
Preparations for NATO summit
Morawiecki’s visit to the Hague is part of preparations for the NATO summit in Madrid, Spain, on June 28-30, the PAP news agency reported.
An important topic in the Spanish capital will be further military and political assistance to Ukraine, according to officials.
In addition, “Poland will ask for an increase in NATO troops on the border with Russia, and for them to be stationed in permanent bases,” the Polish Prime Minister's Office said.
Tuesday was day 111 of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Source: PAP, gov.pl, polskieradio24.pl