Speaking at a joint news conference in Warsaw with his visiting German counterpart, Andrzej Duda said on Thursday he hoped Polish-German cooperation would continue to expand, bringing prosperity to both nations.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited Warsaw on Thursday to hold face-to-face talks with Duda and attend a debate on people-to-people relations between the two countries.
Steinmeier’s visit coincided with the 30th anniversary of the Polish-German Treaty of Good Neighbourship and Friendly Cooperation.
"It is safe to say that today, after those 30 years, we are bonded together in the most positive sense of the word, and I and President Steinmeier both strongly believe that this cooperation will flourish in the coming years, bringing prosperity to the societies of both our countries," Duda told reporters.
"We believe that the next 30 years or so with the treaty will also be a good time for Poland and Germany," he added.
Poland's Andrzej Duda (left) and Germany's Frank-Walter Steinmeier (right) meet in Warsaw on Thursday. Photo: PAP/Andrzej Lange
Signed on June 17, 1991, the landmark agreement set the two neighbouring nations on a path of reconciliation several decades after Nazi Germany inflicted mass destruction on Poland during World War II.