Poland will catch up with the West - PM

“It all intertwines here. Rural and urban, and all the different segments of the economy with each other. The way we see our reality, there must be one Poland,” the PM declared. Andrzej Grygiel/PAP

PM Mateusz Morawiecki at a harvest feast rally in Dąbrowa Górnicza, south Poland, voiced hope that Poland will catch up economically with Western Europe in a decade or so.

Speaking in the city's Haller Park, Morawiecki referred to Dąbrowa Górnicza's mining traditions as part of the Silesia industrial basin, and observed that despite its heavy industry, its suburbs had managed to retain their rural character, among others offering a well-developed traditional craft and folk art segment.

"It all intertwines here. Rural and urban, and all the different segments of the economy with each other. The way we see our reality, there must be one Poland," the PM declared.

Morawiecki said he hoped Poland will manage to catch up with Western Europe in about a decade, and added that he was sure Poland will achieve this end.

Earlier Morawiecki and the president of the Silesian capital Katowice, Marcin Krupa, signed a letter of intent regarding a Himalayan Mountaineering Centre and a Science Centre in the city.