Former head of Polish diplomacy Jacek Czaputowicz said on TVN24 that the conversation between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenka about the crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border “is undoubtedly in our interest”. – Poles are interested in solving the crisis, and not in who gets popularity points – he emphasized.
On Monday and Wednesday the German Chancellor Angela Merkel she talked with the leader of Belarus, Alyaksandr Lukashenka. The talks focused on the crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki He later commented that “direct talks with Lukashenka legitimized his regime.”
On Saturday, the guest of “Fakty po Faktach” on TVN24 was Jacek Czaputowicz, former foreign minister in the government of Mateusz Morawiecki.
Czaputowicz: the Merkel-Lukashenka conversation is in Poland’s interest
When asked about the conversation, Merkel-Lukashenka said that “it was a decision made by the chancellor.” – It is in the interest of Poland and Polish society. (…) This decision is undoubtedly in our interest – he said.
He stressed that the most important goal “is for the pressure at the border to end in order to resolve the humanitarian crisis.” – Poland has done a good job defending the border between Poland and the European Union – added Czaputowicz.
He stressed that Prime Minister Morawiecki “is also right that if the matters concern Poland, Poland should be informed about it.” “As far as we know, she was informed prior to the interview,” he said.
Czaputowicz: Poles are interested in solving the crisis, not in who gets popularity points
The interviewer, Piotr Marciniak, asked Czaputowicz if he agreed with the statements of right-wing journalists that Merkel wanted to “obscure Poland’s great success in defending the border”.
– I look at it differently, I look at real politics. Polish society is interested in the fact that there is no humanitarian crisis, that there is no pressure, that there is no threat to security. Not who gets the popularity points in the world. Whether it’s Chancellor Merkel, Putin, or Lukashenka, or Poland, replied the former minister.
He reiterated that “Poland certainly deserves recognition, because it did defend the border and for that we deserve gratitude to the Polish services.”
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