President's aide, Security Office head to visit Paris in mid-February

The head of the Polish President's Office Krzysztof Szczerski and the head of the National Security Office (BBN) Paweł Soloch will meet in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron's foreign policy and military advisors.

Szczerski has told PAP that the mid-February talks will be yet another stage of preparations for an expected visit to Poland by President Macron planned to take place in the first half of this year.

On Monday, French Minister for European Affairs of France Nathalie Loiseau who, together with Poland's Deputy FM responsible for EU affairs Konrad Szymański took part in Warsaw in a debate on the European Union's future, announced preparations for the top level visit.

During the discussion, Loiseau pointed out that "Polish-French relations do not meet both nations' expectations stemming from our common history and mutual friendship."

Asked at a later press conference about the content of President Macron's visit to Poland, Loiseau said that the talks will cover, among other things, new challenges faced by the EU, including Brexit and security issues. "There are many French companies in Poland, many French people live here. We know that 2019 is a year of scientific cooperation between France and Poland, France has offered its support in terms of nuclear and security experience," said the French official.