Foreign minister attends peace treaty centenary in Estonia
Polish Foreign Affairs Minister Jacek Czaputowicz attended observances on Sunday marking the 100th anniversary of the Treaty of Tartu, an Estonian-Soviet Russian peace treaty ending the Estonian War of Independence.
Czaputowicz said that Poland and Estonia are "friends and keen partners," and that the two countries share the same values and interests. "Our cooperation in the EU, NATO and United Nations contribute to solving problems in Europe and the world," he added.
The minister also noted that Polish soldiers are stationed in Estonia as part of a NATO air force mission designed to protect the airspace of the Baltic States.
According to Czaputowicz, the Polish government has similar security interests in the European Union as Finland, Latvia and Estonia.
The foreign minister also met with his counterparts from Estonia, Latvia and Finland. During a press conference, he pointed out that Poland was one of the first countries that recognised Estonia's independence.
He said that Polish-Estonian relations were developing very well, mainly in the political, social and cultural areas.
The Polish and Estonian ministers spoke about infrastructure cooperation, including the Rail Baltica project, and the two countries' partnerships. The talks also concerned security, Russian disinformation, transatlantic relations, the Middle East peace process and cooperation within the EU.
During Sunday's visit to Estonia, Czaputowicz also met with soldiers from the 'Orlik' Polish Military Contingent, who are stationed at the Siauliai base, as part of the Baltic Air Policing mission.