The Polish Foreign Ministry specified that Minister Zbigniew Rau and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken had a telephone conversation. Among other topics they discussed priority fields of cooperation and the current international situation. They agreed to continue close dialogue and bilateral cooperation within international organisations in order to strengthen the transatlantic community.
Both diplomats expressed their will to reach a common response to global challenges and threats: the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change, threats to security and a huge global challenge their countries face in rebuilding their economies, as reported by thefirstnews.com.
According to the Foreign Ministry, the Polish foreign minister underlined a common position of the two countries on threats to security, including the one posed by Russia. He expressed his hope for the US commitment to Europe and matters concerning Poland’s neighbourhood.
“We have noted that President Biden in a conversation with President Putin has made it clear that the US will be firmly responding to Russia’s actions which are harmful to the US or their allies,” the ministry went on to say.
Zbigniew Rau also expressed his hope that the US will keep its position and policy regarding the Russian ‘puppet’ Nord Stream 2.
The Foreign Ministry also said that politicians stated that the governments of Poland and the US “are of the opinion that Nord Stream is a bad solution for Europe and that the diversification of transport routes for energy raw materials should be carried out in a way, which does not pose a threat of an energy blackmail to other allies and partners.”
The Polish Foreign Ministry stressed that security and defence cooperation with the US were among priorities, including a full implementation of the bilateral agreement on the strengthened defence cooperation signed on August 15, 2020.
The Polish politician considers it necessary to develop bilateral economic cooperation and collaboration in energy security.