Mateusz Morawiecki announced the move after meeting his Czech counterpart Petr Fiala in Warsaw on Friday, Polish state PAP news agency reported.
Refugee support from EU
At a joint news conference with his guest, the Polish prime minister said: “We have many war refugees in Poland and the Czech Republic, and we have agreed with Prime Minister Fiala to make a joint request to the European Commission to obtain new funds to support war refugees.”
He added: “We will present this joint initiative soon.”
Poles to help Czechs ditch Russian energy
Morawiecki pledged that “Poland will work together with the Czech Republic on mechanisms to help the country go through the painful period of becoming independent from Russian energy.”
'Proposed Polish-Czech gas pipeline'
Fiala told reporters that the talks "touched upon a proposed Polish-Czech gas pipeline, Stork II,” adding that his country also “offered to buy liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Polish terminals.”
Upcoming Czech presidency of EU
Morawiecki said that he and Fiala also discussed "working together in the European Union." He added that the Czech Republic would play "a huge role" after taking over the presidency of the bloc for the second part of the year.
Support for Ukraine
Morawiecki renewed his call for political, military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine.
Friday was day 65 of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Poland on Friday reported it had welcomed 3.03 million refugees fleeing Russia’s war on Ukraine.
Source: IAR, PAP, gov.pl