Poles' rights living in UK not at risk - Polish PM

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki commenting on Brexit has stressed that what is most important for Poland is the fact that the rights of Poles living in the UK are not threatened.

Morawiecki, taking part in a two-day European Union-League of Arab States summit in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, said during a Sunday briefing that he hoped that the result of the next vote in the British parliament will offer better opportunities of reaching a compromise. "It is important for us that the rights of our citizens in the UK are not at risk, including the rights of entrepreneurs."

Morawiecki said that before the official start of the summit he held several rounds of bilateral talks, among others, with British Prime Minister Theresa May and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker. He added that the talks with PM May focused on Brexit. "We are trying to help both sides to reach the most compromising, creative solution," said the PM adding that he is in constant contact with EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.

Referring to his meeting with Jean-Claude Juncker, Morawiecki said it was a good talk concerning the main challenges facing the EU. "I think the president appreciates that Poland plays a stabilising, positive role not only in the region but also in the entire EU," said Morawiecki.

The goal of the first ever EU-League of Arab States summit is to strengthen European-Arab ties. During the event Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki was scheduled to address one of the event's panels.

Participants in the two day event are to discuss migration, security, the situation in the region, as well as trade and investment.

The meeting is co-chaired by President of the European Council, Donald Tusk and President of Egypt Abd el-Fatah es-Sisi.

The Arab League, established in 1945, comprises 22 countries.