The strengthening and development of bilateral relations was discussed by the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal and the President of the Council of Ministers of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki. The meeting took place on September 9 in Karpacz during an official visit of the Ukrainian PM to the Republic of Poland.
Denys Shmyhal thanked the Polish side for its staunch stance and upholding the principles of international law as well as condemning Russia's aggression against Ukraine and supporting our country's prospects for membership in the EU and NATO.
"Poland became one of the first countries we signed the Joint Declaration on Ukraine's European Prospect at the level of Heads of State. The participation of the President of Poland in the Inaugural Summit of the Crimean Platform was of paramount importance for us as well," said the Prime Minister of Ukraine.
The parties exchanged views on further cooperation between governments within the Crimean Platform framework, as well as opportunities for Ukrainian-Polish cooperation in other regional formats and initiatives. In particular, Denys Shmyhal offered to Mateusz Morawiecki to launch regular meetings of the Heads of Government of the Lublin Triangle - Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania - in order to intensify collaboration in various fields in this tripartite format.
The Prime Minister of Ukraine also confirmed the readiness of our country to become an integral part of the Three Seas initiative, which currently unites the EU countries.
"The member states of the initiative have emphasized repeatedly on the prospects of such cooperation. And I believe that this format will help Ukraine bring our economies closer together," the Head of the Ukrainian Government accentuated.
In addition, the Prime Ministers of Ukraine and Poland raised the issue of countering COVID-19. Denys Shmyhal thanked Poland for providing medicinal products to the tune of almost EUR 4 million, as well as the transfer of the first batch of 650,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines.