Today (9 January) Michael Roth, Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office, left on a trip to Warsaw, his first since taking office. Among others, he will meet his Polish counterpart Piotr Serafin, Secretary of State for European Affairs.
Minister of State Roth issued the following statement on the subject of his visit:
I look forward to working closely and successfully on European matters with my Polish colleague Piotr Serafin.
Alongside France, Poland is our key partner in the EU and when it comes to shaping the process of further European integration. Together with our two neighbours, we want to work within the Weimar Triangle to play a harmonising role that benefits Europe.
In the course of Greece’s EU Council Presidency we will, above all, closely coordinate on matters such as the EU’s social dimension, the deepening of the EU as a union of shared values and the way forward for the economic and monetary union.
During his trip Minister of State Roth will also meet the Plenipotentiary of the Prime Minister for International Dialogue, State Secretary Władysław Bartoszewski.