Summit Meeting between Prime Minister Kishida and Prime Minister Morawiecki of the Republic of Poland (Summary)

March 22, 2023
[Provisional translation]

On March 22, for about 40 minutes from 8:00 am local time (16:00 pm Japan time), Prime Minister KISHIDA Fumio held a summit meeting with H.E. Mr. Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland during his visit to Poland. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

1. Prime Minister Kishida stated that he is pleased to meet again after one year since the occasion of the NATO Summit last March. He also stated that he is pleased to see the bilateral relations developing in various fields based on the Japan-Poland Strategic Partnership and long-standing cultural exchanges.

2. Prime Minister Kishida also stated that he would like to strengthen the trend that many Japanese companies have established operations in Poland and welcomed that the bilateral relations are progressing in various fields. In addition, paying tribute to Poland's frontline response to Ukraine as a base for humanitarian aid as well as military assistance, given the increased burden and vulnerability of neighboring countries including Poland due to the prolonged Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, he stated that Government of Japan decided to provide ODA directly to Poland with a view of reducing its burden as well as effectively providing humanitarian, rehabilitation, and reconstruction assistance to Ukraine.

3. Prime Minister Morawiecki expressed high appreciation for Prime Minister Kishida's visit to Ukraine and said that cooperation with Japan is important as cooperation among like-minded countries becomes increasingly important. Regarding bilateral relations, he expressed his delight at the progress being made in bilateral cooperation in the energy sector and defense cooperation and exchange, and stated his expectations for further investment from Japanese companies.

4. In addition, the leaders exchanged views on the situation in the East Asia, North Korea, etc.

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