Polish PM arrives in Prague for Group of Friends of Cohesion summit

Czech Republic Prime Minister Andrej Babis (R) welcomes Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (L) before the meeting in Prague. /PAP/EPA

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki arrived in Prague on Tuesday morning where he will take part in a summit of the Group of Friends of Cohesion.

The meeting is to focus on the EU's Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027.

The Group of Friends of Cohesion has an informal character, it gathers countries interested in maintaining the present form of EU Cohesion Policy. It aims to reduce economic and social disparities and to promote sustainable development in various regions of the European Union.

During the summit, its participants are to pass a declaration in which the group, among others things, is to refer to the ongoing budget negotiations and stress the significance of the EU Common Agriculture Policy and the Cohesion Policy.

On the side-lines of the Prague summit, PM Morawiecki is to take part in a meeting of the PMs of the Visegrad Group of countries (Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary) to focus on climate policy.