Mayor of London vows to continue friendship with Warsaw

During a Monday press conference at the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Khan said the two cities were friends, and thanking Trzaskowski for his hospitality noted that during his visit he had met business representatives, very enterprising people, founders of new companies and also very inspirational young people. Wojciech Olkuśnik/PAP

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said on Monday the friendship between the British and Polish capitals would continue as it was beneficial. In the view of Warsaw Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski, even if the UK leaves the EU, London will remain a close partner of Warsaw.

The mayor of London flew to Poland in connection with the observances of the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II. As part of his trip, Khan visited Gdańsk (northern Poland) and Warsaw and on Monday met with his Warsaw counterpart, Trzaskowski, as well as representatives of business, youth and social organisations in order to promote his message of 'London Is Open."

During a Monday press conference at the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Khan said the two cities were friends, and thanking Trzaskowski for his hospitality noted that during his visit he had met business representatives, very enterprising people, founders of new companies and also very inspirational young people.

He added that he had also had a meeting at City Hall where he was asked many questions, and he could say that he and the mayor of Warsaw have a great deal in common, despite different ethnic backgrounds, different religions and running different cities.

Khan told journalists he was not an advocate of the UK's departure from the EU and still hopes it will not happen. But if it does, he said, London would remain a very European city and would continue its friendship with Warsaw.