Deputy Foreign Minister Szymon Szynkowski vel Sęk visits Paris

by Cristian Florescu

On 31 March and 1 April, Deputy Foreign Minister Szymon Szynkowski vel Sęk visited Paris, where he met with Emmanuel Bonne, top diplomatic adviser to President Emmanuel Macron, Secretary of State for European Affairs Clément Beaune, as well as Presidents of the European Affairs Committees of the National Assembly and the Senate of the French Republic Sabine Thillaye and Jean-François Rapin respectively.

The meetings focused on areas of potential cooperation between Poland and France, also in the European dimension, on political, economic, and humanitarian assistance for Ukraine. Also, the sanctions and possibilities of their reinforcement were discussed. Deputy Foreign Minister Szymon Szynkowski vel Sęk argued that pressure on Russia in this respect should continue, in particular in the energy sector, since the economic and political isolation of Russia can persuade it to change its actions. The deputy minister also encouraged his partners to support the pro-European efforts of Ukraine. Furthermore, the officials talked about potential Polish-French cooperation in the provision of humanitarian aid and the protection of civilians in Ukraine.

During his visit, the deputy minister thanked Paris for its solidarity in the face of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and France’s efforts as part of its presidency of the EU Council to keep the EU united amid the crisis. The deputy chief of Polish diplomacy also presented the activities undertaken by the Polish government to assist refugees. The talks also covered France’s possible further involvement in efforts to help the Ukrainians who reached Poland.

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