German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Warsaw on Saturday morning. It is with Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. This is Merkel’s last trip to Poland as Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany.
About the arrival to Warsaw by the German chancellor Angela Merkel the German ambassador to Poland, Arndt Freytag von Loringhoven, informed on Twitter. He also posted photos of Merkel from the Warsaw airport.
“Welcome to Warsaw, Chancellor! I am very glad that Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting Warsaw today. The program of the visit includes talks on bilateral, European and international issues,” wrote the German ambassador.
Chancellor Merkel laid flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw.
Meeting with Morawiecki, but not with the president
The meeting with Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has started.
According to the CIR communiqué, the conversation between Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Angela Merkel “will be an opportunity to summarize the current bilateral issues.” “The talks will also cover current European issues, such as preventing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and protecting the EU’s external borders” – it was reported. As noted, the meeting will also be an opportunity to note problematic issues in mutual relations.
Prime Minister Morawiecki and the German chancellor are also to raise the issue of the EU climate policy during the meeting. The talks will also concern eastern issues in the context of Chancellor Merkel’s recent visits to Moscow and Kiev.
“The head of the German government will resign from office and politics after 16 years. She will not run for the elections on September 26. Angela Merkel is the eighth consecutive chancellor of Germany. She took office in 2005 after the Social Democrat Gerhard Schroeder. From 2000 to 2018 she was the leader of the CDU. Chancellor Merkel’s visit can be interpreted as part of a series of farewell trips to Berlin’s key capitals. So far, she has visited London, Washington, Moscow and Kiev. There are plans for Israel and Paris “- reads the CIR communiqué.
The head of the presidential International Policy Bureau, Jakub Kumoch, asked on Friday, will President Andrzej Duda meet with Angela Merkel in Warsaw, he replied that “since July, the president has planned to participate in the celebration of the anniversary of the Silesian Solidarity and will be in Katowice that day”. He added that “a request to meet Chancellor Merkel was recently received.”
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