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Poland supports Romania's accession to Schengen Area: PM

Published : 25 May 2018, 23:40

  DF-Xinhua Report
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. File Photo Xinhua.

Poland supports Romania's ambitions to accede to the EU's Schengen area border-control-free travel area, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Friday.

The Polish PM spoke after consultations with her visiting Romanian counterpart Viorica Dancila.

Polish and Romanian governments signed an agreement concerning the graves of soldiers and civilian war victims, as well as places of remembrance dedicated to them.

Morawiecki stressed that it was the first international Polish-Romanian consultation during which positions had been agreed upon on a number of issues. He also stated that Polish-Romanian cooperation has been exceptionally positive for years.

The Polish PM pointed out that the Three Seas Initiative, grouping the countries between the Adriatic, Black and Baltic seas, is not "against anyone", but rather strengthens the EU and this part of Europe.

"Romania is one of our absolute key partners, both in the fields of economic and trade cooperation, as well as in the fields of defense policy, cultural policy and the broadly understood European policy," Morawiecki said.

Dancila raised the issue of historical relations between the two countries, as well as cooperation in the areas of culture, the economy and the military.