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The crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border. Mathias Cormann, OECD Secretary General in Poland, meeting with Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki – Chancellery of the Prime Minister

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Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki will meet Mathias Cormann, Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on Monday. The visit is related to the 25th anniversary of Poland’s accession to this organization – informed the Chancellery of the Prime Minister.

Mathias Cormann will visit Poland for the first time since his appointment as OECD Secretary General on June 1, 2021.

The Chancellery of the Prime Minister announced that during Morawiecki’s talks with Cormann, global issues will be raised, including the situation on the Polish-Belarusian border and cooperation for the development of the Eastern Europe region.


“Over the last few months, the Belarusian regime has been stepping up hybrid warfare actions against the European Union. Illegal migration organized with the participation of Belarusian services is intended to destabilize the political situation and threaten the security of Poland and the European Union,” the Prime Minister’s office emphasized in the press release.

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As emphasized, the dangerous activities of a hybrid war have a direct impact on the economy and the increase in energy and gas prices. The Chancellery of the Prime Minister also emphasized that the increase in energy and gas prices throughout Europe was caused, inter alia, by by completing the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. As announced, at the meeting of the Prime Minister with the OECD Secretary General, “the issue of the supply chain, which would stabilize the situation on the energy market, will be discussed.”

According to information from the Polish Press Agency from the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda will also talk to Mathias Cormann on Monday. The meeting is scheduled for 15.30 at the Presidential Palace.


Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development brings together 37 highly developed and democratic countries. Its aim is to help Member States to achieve the highest possible levels of economic growth, employment and living standards. The OECD also contributes to the balanced economic development and promotes the development of world trade.

Poland was admitted to the organization in 1996, which influenced, inter alia, to a wider opening of the Polish economy and the improvement of its competitiveness and productivity. Thanks to the OECD, there was also an increase in foreign trade and capital exchange – emphasized the Chancellery of the Prime Minister in a press release. The Chancellery of the Prime Minister also informed that – on the occasion of the jubilee of Poland’s membership in the OECD – the Ministry of Development and Technology organizes, inter alia, seminars, publications and conferences with international guests. As emphasized, the Permanent Representation to the OECD in Paris also created spots promoting knowledge about Poland.

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