Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has congratulated Polish President Andrzej Duda on his re-election and wrote on Twitter that he looks forward to further cooperation within the Visegrad Four Group. According to Rudolf Jindrák, the director of the Foreign Policy Department of the Office of the President of the Republic, Duda’s re-election is good news for regional cooperation.
Gratuluje @AndrzejDuda ponownego wyboru na urząd Prezydenta RP. Cieszę się na dalszą współpracę naszych Państw w ramach Grupy Wyszegradzkiej.
— Andrej Babiš (@AndrejBabis) July 13, 2020
President Miloš Zeman believes that together with Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda they will continue to develop Czech-Polish cooperation on an international level. In a congratulatory letter sent to President Duda, which was published on the Prague Castle website, Zeman called Duda “a dear friend“.
“I firmly believe that we will be able to build on the success of our previous cooperation and that from our positions we will contribute to the further development of mutual relations and partnerships of our countries in the EU, NATO, and V4,” wrote President Miloš Zeman.
“I look forward to seeing you soon during the events held on the occasion of the Polish Presidency of the Visegrad Four,“ he continued.
“Relations between the Czech Republic and Poland are excellent. Our countries not only benefit from the developed economic, political, and cultural cooperation but also enjoy the benefits of numerous personal ties and friendships between Czech and Polish citizens. Thank you for your previous care about the Czech-Polish friendship, as well as the development of regional formats and cooperation in Central Europe,” he concluded the letter.
Title image: Czech Republic President Milos Zeman, third left, his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda, second right, with First Ladies Ivana Zemanova, left, and Agata Kornhauser-Duda attend the welcoming ceremony, in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, May 10, 2018, at the start of Zeman’s official visit to Poland. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)