Poland – Meeting between Jean-Marc Ayrault and his counterpart Witold Waszczykowski (03.06.16) – France-Diplomatie – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development They reviewed the expansion of our bilateral relationship in the context of the implementation of the French-Polish strategic partnership. They also discussed topics of current European and international importance.
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“We will wait until Poland takes certain action. We won’t take any action, no action. We won’t take any action until we see rockets in areas that neighbour us”, he added.
Putin also commented on the relations with Turkey. The President said Moscow was ready to make peace with Ankara, but Turkey should apologize for shooting down the Russian fighter jet back in November, 2015.
“We didn’t hear their apologies. And their desire to make amends. We hear they want to restore our relations; we want it too. We did everything to become partners with Turkey. So why they did it (shoot down the plane), I got no idea”, Putin stated.
First, the good news. Tens of thousands of Poles took to the streets in Warsaw on May 7. Their slogan: We Are and Will Remain in Europe. The huge crowds were protesting against the policies of the Law and Justice party, which swept to power with a parliamentary majority in October 2015.
The protesters hate the fact that Law and Justice wants to promote a nationalist and patriotic agenda through appointing judges, changing the way the constitutional court works, and choosing directors of state-run radio and television who will do the party’s bidding. And much more besides. The protesters were challenging Poland’s future direction.
In the case of Poland, the latest antigovernment demonstrations consisted of not only the parliamentary opposition but also a wide range of independent movements that do not want the state to encroach on their daily lives.
PARIS, June 3, 2016 (Xinhua) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (2nd L) meets with Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Witold Waszczykowski (1st R) in Paris, capital of France, on June 3, 2016. (Xinhua/Ye Pingfan)
Wang said Sino-Polish relations had witnessed sound development over the past years and had entered a new period of rapid and comprehensive development.
The Chinese foreign minister said China was willing to work with the Polish side to carry out high-level exchanges, promote mutually beneficial cooperation, and open up a new chapter for Sino-Polish relations.
For his part, Waszczykowski said developing state relations with China was a very important direction in Poland’s diplomacy.