Polish, German foreign ministers discuss diaspora, climate issues

Polish, German foreign ministers discuss diaspora, climate issues OMER MESSINGER/PAP/EPA

Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz met with his German counterpart Heiko Maas in Berlin on Tuesday, and said that the Polish community in Germany expects more explicit support in teaching the Polish language.

The two ministers discussed the topics related to the Polish diaspora in Germany. Czaputowicz noted that Poland's authorities would like greater support from German federal and state authorities in teaching Polish as a native language in Germany.

The Polish foreign minister raised the issue of building a monument in Berlin to Polish victims of World War II, and expressed his expectation that Polish experts would be invited to cooperate in work at the former German concentration camps of Ravensbrück, Sachsenhausen and Dachau.

In reference to EU climate policy, Minister Czaputowicz stated that Poland wants to carry out the transformation to the green economy in a fair and acceptable way for all social groups.

The Polish foreign minister also met with the president of the Bundestag, Wolfgang Schaeuble, and with the minister-president of Brandenburg and German government commissioner for relations with Poland, Dietmar Woidke.