Polish foreign Minister: in relations between Moscow and Warsaw there are optimistic signals

Polish foreign Minister: in relations between Moscow and Warsaw there are optimistic signals


One positive from the foreign Minister believes the Russians to expand contacts and resume formats that had been frozen, in particular civil forum.

MOSCOW, 24 Dec. Poland sees an optimistic signals in the relations between Moscow and Warsaw if the remaining differences, said the head of the Polish foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski.

On Friday in Moscow hosted consultations at the level of Deputy Ministers of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and Poland — Vladimir Titov and Marek Shelkovskogo.

According to the head of the Polish foreign Ministry, the meeting was “working character”.

“We have a new government, therefore, in the third month of its operation we decided to start a conversation with this neighbor (Russia — ed.)”, — said the Minister in interview to TV channel TVN.

Waszczykowski said that “on many issues there is disagreement”. “But there are some optimistic signals,” he added.

In particular, one of the signals he called “the desire of Russians to expand contacts and to resume previously frozen formats, such as the civil forum”. “This is a meeting of scientists, people of culture, let’s try,” said the Minister.

According to him, as neighbours, countries “must maintain normal relations, to resolve issues”.

At the meeting on Friday also raised the issue of returning the wreckage of the Poland air force Tu-154 that crashed April 10, 2010 near Smolensk. The Russian side said earlier that the wreckage will be returned after completion of the investigation. According to Wasikowska, Russia in this matter is “political game”.

“The Russians do not hide that this is a political issue,” he said.

He also noted that Poland would consult with other countries to raise the issue of returning the wreckage to the international level.