Czech PM visits Poland on ties

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis visited Warsaw on Wednesday on the occasion of inter-governmental consultations between the executives of the two neighbouring countries.

During the visit, defense ministers of the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding on military aviation, which sets out the rules of cooperation as part of NATO actions.

“Czech-Polish relations are in a very good state of development, exceptionally positive, in all key areas,” Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said during a joint press conference with Babis.

The two leaders said they had discussed a common stance of the Visegrad countries when it comes to negotiations over the next EU budget and that the two countries would stand up for one another in defending their countries’ interests in Brussels.

Babis said during the press conference that the two countries had similar visions when it came to climate change, migration and security.

“We are fighting together for the highest places, when it comes to growth, lowering unemployment. Each of us is good in some area. Our results are models for other European countries,” Babis said.

The two leaders also said that the Visegrad countries would continue to work together with the UK to avoid a hard Brexit.