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  • 18 March 2017

    On Sunday, the head of the MFA Witold Waszczykowski is going to the US. There, he will take part in a meeting of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS, the director of the Polish MFA Press Office, Jakub Wawrzyniak, told PAP.

    Mr Wawrzyniak added that the talks that Minister Waszczykowski will hold on Monday in New York are part of the government’s campaign for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council in the 2018-2019 term.


     

    The chief of Polish diplomacy is going to present objectives and priorities of Poland’s membership to the Security Council during meetings with “selected ambassadors of the UN member states, mainly from South East Asia (ASEAN)” and two UN representatives: the President of the General Assembly, Peter Thomson, and Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman.

     

    The minister will also attend the opening of an exhibition dedicated to the revitalization of Lodz, presented in the UN headquarters in New York. He will be accompanied by UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed. “The minister will take this opportunity to present the city of Lodz as possible host of EXPO 2022 International Exhibition, which will focus on revitalization of urban areas,” Wawrzyniak said.

     

    On Tuesday, Minister Waszczykowski will go to Washington, where he will remain until Wednesday. There he will attend a meeting of foreign ministers of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS at the US State Department, and a meeting of the so-called Small Group, formed by the countries that are most committed to the Coalition’s actions. The talks will focus on conditions for combating ISIS in Syria and Iraq. As Wawrzyniak said, “participation in small group meetings is a token of appreciation for Poland’s commitment, including military one, to combating ISIS.”

     

    The Global Coalition to Counter ISIS is currently composed of 68 countries, including the US, Canada, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Iraq, Egypt and Australia, and international organisations: the European Union, the Arab League and Interpol.

     

    Source: PAP

     

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