President Andrzej Duda has signed into law a bill ratifying a Polish-US deal strengthening defence cooperation, signed in Warsaw on August 15 by Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the President's Office reported on Thursday.
Pope Francis and Polish President Andrzej Duda during a private audience on Friday discussed how every person, in his own capacity, can act to pursue peace, the president wrote on Twitter.
A president elected in a non-democratic election cannot be recognised as a legal head of state, the Polish Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday responding to earlier reports about the swearing in of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.
Czech PM Andrej Babis on Twitter on Friday morning said that he had held a conversation with Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki. The two politicians appealed for a repeat presidential vote in Belarus and an urgent videoconference of the European Council.
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.
The Polish and Lithuanian presidents have appealed to the Belarusian authorities to fully recognise and observe democratic standards, to stop violence, and to respect fundamental freedoms and human and civil rights.
Polish President Andrzej Duda declared in a speech inaugurating his second term to be a president of Polish affairs, and underlined that this would be the motto of his presidency.
President Andrzej Duda's reelection is a magnificent victory, PM Mateusz Morawiecki wrote on Facebook after Duda's swearing in on Thursday.
Polish President Andrzej Duda said in a speech inaugurating his second term that "power comes from the will of the people," and underlined that "the nation has expressed its will in the election."
Polish President Andrzej Duda took the oath of office before the National Assembly on Thursday morning and started his second term. The head of state will deliver an address and will assume supervision over the armed forces.