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Czech-Polish Consultation in 2+2 Format

 

On 20 April, the Governments of the Czech Republic and the Republic of Poland held bilateral consultations in the field of security and defence. The meeting took place at the level of Deputy Foreign and Defence Ministers in Prague.

The Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Martin Povejšil and the Deputy Minister for Defence Policy and Strategy Mr. Jan Havránek led the conversations on the Czech side. The Deputy Foreign Minister, Undersecretary of State for Security, the Americas, Asia and Eastern Policy Mr. Marcin Przydacz and the Deputy National Defence Minister and Secretary of State Mr. Marcin Ociepa led the delegation on the Polish side. Mr. Jan Lipavský, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, delivered the opening remarks.

The consultations confirmed the broad consensus of both Governments on the issues discussed. Both sides confirmed their strong interest in enhancing European security and Transatlantic unity. They exchanged views on the ongoing preparations and implementations of NATO and EU´s strategic documents. They also underlined the need for quick adaptation and modernization of defence capabilities. In the context of the brutal Russian aggression against Ukraine, the two delegations agreed it is vitally important to decisively strengthen NATO's deterrence and defence posture on the Eastern Flank and to increase resilience to a wide range of threats, including cyber and hybrid threats.

Furthermore, the two countries highlighted their joint commitment to support Ukraine in its struggle against Russia´s unjustified, unprovoked and senseless war, which is causing immense human suffering as well as jeopardizing global security and stability. The Czech Republic and Poland will continue to shelter many Ukrainian refugees who have fled because of atrocities committed by the Russian armed forces. Possible cooperation in Ukraine´s post-war recovery and joint support for Ukraine´s EU membership ambitions were also discussed.

Finally, the debate included the perspectives of intensifying regional cooperation in Central and Eastern Europe. The Czech Republic introduced its priorities for the upcoming EU Council Presidency.

Czech-Polish Consultation in 2+2 Format

Czech-Polish Consultation in 2+2 Format

Czech-Polish Consultation in 2+2 Format

Czech-Polish Consultation in 2+2 Format

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