• Ser fiel a mi Patria, la República de Polonia

  • 22 de noviembre 2017

    La Cámara de Diputados de Polonia (Sejm) celebra hoy El Día de América Latina, reconociendo el primordial papel de la región en la política exterior del país.

    The meeting was opened by Sejm Speaker Marek Kuchciński, Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski, and Director of the Polish Institute of International Affairs Sławomir Dębski. “I want to assure our Latin American partners that we are keen on deepening bilateral cooperation in all fields. A case in point is this year’s inauguration of a Polish Embassy to Panama,” said the chief of Polish diplomacy. He went on to express his satisfaction with the fact that Latin America is now included in joint initiatives which have so far targeted Asian and African countries. The minister also called on the assembled parliamentarians, central and local government officials, and NGO representatives to “support our efforts to bring about a new opening in the relationship with Latin America and the Caribbean, so as to move Poland even closer to this region.”


    Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de Polonia Witold Waszczykowski


    The inauguration featured a keynote lecture by the event’s special guest, El Salvador’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Hugo Martínez. In his address, he assured the audience that El Salvador and Latin America as a whole can act as a strong partner for the EU and Poland, one that is ready to collaborate on such important international issues as climate change, non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and fight against terror. El Salvador is currently playing a special role, presiding as it does over the work of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).


    El Día de América Latina 2017 gira en torno a la política exterior y económica de Polonia en la región. Es organizado por el Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, la Cancillería del Sejm y el Instituto Polaco de Asuntos Internacionales.


    The first session of the debate brought together state administration officials, parliamentarians, business leaders, and experts. They discussed Latin America’s transition, and looked at the chances and challenges ahead of cooperation with the countries of the region. Representing the MFA on the panel, Deputy Minister Marek Magierowski said that frequent high-level visits and intensive political dialogue help to strengthen relations with the region. The deputy minister also urged Polish entrepreneurs with a presence in Latin America “to become ambassadors for Polish business in the region.” Moreover, he highlighted Latin America’s healthy economy, political stability, and attachment to the free market.


    Participants of the second session discussed prospects for economic cooperation between Poland and Latin American partners. The meeting was a collaborative project of the Polish Sejm, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Polish Institute of International Affairs, and involved diplomatic representatives of Latin American countries in Poland.


    MFA Press Office

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