Polish FM says perception of EU future in Weimar Triangle is similar

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Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau said after a Thursday meeting with his French and German counterparts in Paris that the perception of both the EU future and fundamental matters was very similar in the Weimar Triangle.

The Weimar Triangle was established in 1991 by Warsaw, Berlin and Paris.

Minister Rau has invited his counterparts from France and Germany, Jean-Yves Le Drian and Heiko Maas, respectively, to visit Poland next year.

Minister Rau told reporters that the Weimar Triangle meeting "is a good opportunity to hold talks by representatives of various parts of the EU." He added that "our perception of security matters, the EU future and fundamental matters is very similar."

The Polish official also stated that, while in Paris and Berlin, he will hold bilateral meetings with his French and German counterparts.

Referring to the subject of the meeting, Minister Rau said it was focused on Belarus, and added that "we completely agree with the diagnosis of events as well as with the necessary consequences and EU responses to these events." Other topics included Russia, Libya and the situation in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea

Rau also said that he invited his counterparts to Poland to attend an observance of the Weimar Triangle's 30th anniversary.

Asked whether there were plans to hold a summit of the heads of state and government of the Weimar Triangle, Rau answered that the organisation of a summit after a meeting of Weimar Triangle foreign ministers was a good tradition. "I believe that such a summit will be desirable, and I think that we will most likely speak about it later today," he said.

From Paris Minister Rau will go to Berlin.