Courtesy Call on President DUDA and Prime Minister Morawiecki of the Republic of Poland by Foreign Minister HAYASHI
On April 4, commencing at 11:40 a.m. (at 06:40 p.m. JST) and for approximately 25 minutes and on the same day at 12:35 (at 07:35 p.m. JST) for approximately 40 minutes, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, during his visit to Poland as a Special Envoy of Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister, paid a courtesy call on H.E. Mr. Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland and H.E. Dr. Andrej DUDA, President of the Republic of Poland respectfully. The overview is as follows.
- Minister Hayashi stated that he expressed his heartfelt respect and solidarity for Poland which has been responding to Russia's aggression against Ukraine on the front lines, including the acceptance of displaced people from Ukraine. Minister Hayashi also stated that he visited Poland as a special envoy of Prime Minister Kishida in order to directly visit the sites of the acceptance of displaced people and understand needs and issues for Japan's assistance. Minister Hayashi then conveyed a personal letter from Prime Minister Kishida to the President and the Prime Minister, respectively.
- In response, President Duda and Prime Minister Morawiecki both expressed their heartfelt welcome to the visit as the special envoy, and expressed their deep gratitude for Japan's “solidarity” in providing emergency humanitarian assistance to neighboring countries including Ukraine and Poland.
- Minister Hayashi stated that Russia's aggression against Ukraine was a serious situation that shakes the very foundations of the entire international order, and shared the view with President Duda and Prime Minister Morawiecki that it was important for like-minded democracies to continue resolutely imposing sanctions against Russia in unity and solidarity.
- Minister Hayashi, President Duda and Prime Minister Morawiecki exchanged views on bilateral relations and shared the view that they would further deepen the friendship between the two countries, which exceeded 100 years, and that they would jointly promote fundamental values such as freedom, democracy, human rights, and the rule of law, and continue to work closely together as strategic partners.