The world has become drastically polarized, to which Russia has contributed. In the face of this polarization, transatlantic cooperation is of paramount importance. The geopolitical situation forces us to military and technological cooperation, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said in Toronto after a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
During a joint press conference with the head of the Canadian government, Prime Minister Morawiecki said that during the conversation the politicians raised, among others, energy cooperation between the two countries, as well as the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Prime Minister Morawiecki thanked for the warm welcome and hospitality. – Our friendship between Poland and Canada resists the adversities that life throws at us and we resist them successfully – he emphasized.
Prime Minister Morawiecki also pointed out that in the face of a brutal invasion of Ukraine FOR THIS is put to the test. He said that in a year and a half, “the world has become drastically polarized, which she has contributed to RussiaAt the same time, he argued that in the face of this polarization, “transatlantic cooperation is of great importance.”
Morawiecki on helping Ukraine
The Prime Minister also drew attention to Poland’s contribution to helping Ukraine. He emphasized that this is both military and humanitarian support. The Prime Minister stressed that there are about two million Ukrainians in our country.
Morawiecki also spoke about the Thursday summit of the European Political Community with the participation of, among others, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. He stressed that the topics of his talks at the summit in the capital of Moldova included, among others, training of Ukrainian combat aircraft pilots so that Ukrainian troops can defend themselves or repel Russian aggression and its attacks.
The Polish Prime Minister stressed that Poland plays a key role in facing Rosi. “We are organizing sanctions so that Russia cannot circumvent them,” the head of government noted, pointing to the importance of confiscating Russian assets, especially the Russian central bank. – A legislative procedure is underway in our parliament, aimed at taking over Russian assets and transferring them for the purpose of rebuilding Ukraine – stressed Prime Minister Morawiecki.
Morawiecki on cooperation with Canada
The head of the Polish government also drew attention to the importance of cooperation between Europe and North America, also in the development of technology. – I am grateful to Prime Minister Trudeau for our talks and for concrete steps taken in various areas in terms of energy, humanitarian aid, economic cooperation between the EU and Canada – Morawiecki said.
He pointed out that “the current geopolitical situation forces us not only to cooperate militarily, but also technologically”, because “democratic countries must have an advantage over non-democratic regimes” and ensure that new technologies “do not get out of control, do not fall into the hands of autocratic regimes” “.
He also drew attention to the Polish-Canadian cooperation in the development of nuclear energy and renewable energies. – Our company Orlen Synthos Green Energy closely cooperates with a Canadian company that manufactures small modular reactors – said Morawiecki at the conference.
Trudeau: talks mainly about a brutal invasion of Ukraine
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau indicated during the conference that the meeting with Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki was very fruitful. He reported that the conversation mainly concerned the “brutal invasion of Ukraine by the Kremlin.” He stressed that Poland is making great efforts to help the millions of Ukrainians who fled the country at the beginning of the war.
Trudeau also emphasized that Canada has received a quarter of a million refugees from Ukraine, and also provides humanitarian assistance to Ukrainians, including in Poland.
But one of the most important things we can do to support them is to help Ukraine defend its sovereignty. As partners and allies, Canada and Poland are working together to train members of Ukraine’s armed forces. Members of the Canadian armed forces are present in Poland, training as part of the UNIFIER operation. It is a Canadian mission, under which over 36,000 people have been trained since 2015. Ukrainians, said Trudeau.
Trudeau on support for Ukraine
He added that Leopard tank operators are also being trained in Poland. – Poland and Canada are also strong partners within NATO, Poland is an important member of the battlegroup in Latvia, which is under the auspices of Canada – he added.
– We are glad to have such a strong partner in Central and Eastern Europe, both of our countries support Ukraine – added Trudeau. He pointed out that Canada supports Ukraine, e.g. donating ammunition, weapons and Leopard 2 tanks.
Trudeau also spoke about energy security; emphasized that in the future Canada will provide zero-emission energy. He added that the Canadian company entered into a partnership with Orlen. – We will build a wind farm in the waters of the Baltic Sea – he announced. He also emphasized that trade between Poland and Canada increased by 53 percent.
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