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UPDATE: Polish, German, French FMs discuss European security

22.05.2024 23:00
Poland’s top diplomat met with his German and French counterparts in Weimar, central Germany, on Wednesday to discuss European security amid Russia's ongoing war against Ukraine.
Polands Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski, Germanys Annalena Baerbock and Frances Stphane Sjourn hold a joint news conference after talks in Weimar, central Germany, on Wednesday, May 22, 2024.
Poland's Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski, Germany's Annalena Baerbock and France's Stéphane Séjourné hold a joint news conference after talks in Weimar, central Germany, on Wednesday, May 22, 2024.Photo: EPA/JACOB SCHROETER

The talks between the three foreign ministers focused on plans for reinvigorating trilateral cooperation and ensuring continued Western support for Ukraine as it battles Russia's invasion, according to officials.

Poland's Radosław Sikorski, Germany's Annalena Baerbock and France's Stéphane Séjourné also discussed the situation in the Gaza Strip and tensions between Israel and Iran, public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported.

Other topics included the threat of hostile acts by Russia in Europe and NATO's upcoming summit in Washington, the Polish foreign ministry said.

It added that, during the meeting, Poland, Germany and France adopted "a document with suggested actions to strengthen the geopolitical role of the European Union."

Speaking at a joint news conference after the talks, the Polish foreign minister urged the media to "verify information so that nobody is fooled by Russian disinformation" during next month's European Parliament elections.

Poland, Germany and France together form what is known as the Weimar Triangle, a group they set up 33 years ago.

The Weimar Triangle was formed in 1991 to help bring Poland into the European Union and NATO in the wake of the fall of communism.

The group's relevance as a regional power hub has grown significantly since Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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

Wednesday is day 819 of Russia’s war on Ukraine.


Source: IAR, PAP