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Polish president, British PM discuss support for Ukraine, energy in London

19.09.2022 07:30
Poland’s president has met with the new UK prime minister, with support for war-torn Ukraine, security and energy issues in focus.
Andrzej Duda.
Andrzej Duda.PAP/Radek Pietruszka

Andrzej Duda was hosted by Liz Truss in London on Sunday, Polish state news agency PAP reported.

Support for Ukraine, security, energy

Afterwards, the president told a briefing: “It  was a very good conversation focusing on security matters, on the creation of a zone of security, on the security of Poland; on our collective support that we and Great Britain are providing together for the fighting Ukraine; on our cooperation with the United States; and also on our shared efforts to support the Baltic states.”

Duda added that he and Truss had explored a whole range of issues to do with security, “both direct military security and the trilateral Polish-Ukrainian-British cooperation.”

“We also discussed economic issues, matters to do with the energy market - all the topics that are currently of importance,” the Polish president told reporters in London.

Duda was one of five foreign leaders to hold brief bilateral meetings with Truss ahead of the funeral of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, the PAP news agency reported. 

Paying respects to Queen Elizabeth II

Also on Sunday, the Polish president and First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda visited London’s historic Westminster Hall to see the Queen lying in state.

Poland's presidential couple then signed a Book of Condolence for Elizabeth II at Lancaster House.

The president tweeted afterwards: “I personally extended condolences on behalf of our country to King Charles III and the royal family. I expressed our invitation for a visit to Poland.”

On Monday, the Polish head of state, accompanied by the first lady, will be among leaders from across the world attending Elizabeth II’s grand state funeral in the British capital.  


Source: PAPprezydent.pl