Polish ambassadors talk migration, terrorism, future of EU
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Polish ambassadors have gathered for an annual meeting in Warsaw to discuss security, migration, terrorism and the future of the EU after Brexit.
Witold Waszczykowski (right) with his Estonian counterpart Sven Mikser. PAP/Jacek Turczyk
The meeting started on Monday and was to last until Friday.
Among foreign guests invited to attend is Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the EU.
Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski told reporters: "The European Union is experiencing difficult problems at the moment, both internal, caused by Brexit for example, the need for reform, but also external challenges - large-scale emigration, terrorism, conflicts that surround Europe."
Polish President Andrzej Duda was to attend the ambassadors’ meeting on Monday afternoon.
Duda aimed to pinpoint priorities for the country’s diplomats in the immediate future, Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported.
Among Polish foreign policy achievements in the past year, the president’s chief-of-staff Krzysztof Szczerski listed the Three Seas summit, part of an initiative aiming to boost cooperation among countries between the Black, Baltic and Adriatic Seas.
The July summit in Warsaw was attended by US President Donald Trump while he was on a visit to Poland.
Szczerski also listed Poland being chosen as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council as a success.