An initiative by Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz to organise a meeting of EU foreign ministers on the elections in Belarus was supported on Tuesday by his counterparts from Latvia, Estonia and Finland at a conference in the Latvian capital of Riga.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz on Monday held talks with EU officials on the recent developments in Belarus around Sunday's presidential elections in the country, a source close to the EU has told PAP.
Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said on Monday that the EU had to take steps in order to prevent the possibility of the use of force in Belarus, and declared that Poland would be encouraging activity to this effect.
The charges made by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, according to which, participants in post-election protests in Belarus were being steered from Poland, Great Britain and the Czech Republic, are groundless, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his August 15 visit to Warsaw will sign the new US-Poland Enhanced Defence Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) and meet with Poland's top officials, Polish President Andrzej Duda's top aide Krzysztof Szczerski said on Saturday.
The foreign ministers of the so-called Weimar Triangle of Poland, France and Germany issued a joint statement on Friday in which they called on the Belarus authorities to conduct this Sunday's presidential elections in a free and fair manner.
Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz on Wednesday held a telephone conversation with Lebanon's new minister of foreign affairs, Charbel Wehbe, to convey his condolences after the Beirut blast killed at least 135 people and injured nearly 5,000.
Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz spoke on Friday with his Belarusian counterpart Vladimir Makei and drew attention to, among other issues, the need to release political prisoners. He also stated support for independence, reported the MFA.
Coming out of Tuesday talks with his Lithuanian and Ukrainian counterparts, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz announced the formation of the Lublin Triangle cooperation format.
Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said on Thursday that there were big chances that Poland would obtain record-high funding from the EU recovery fund without the condition of linking it to the rule of law, a stipulation which Poland does not accept.