Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier said in Berlin today (22 June) on the occasion of the German‑Polish intergovernmental consultations:

22.06.2016 - Press release

It is impossible to overstate the importance of German-Polish relations!

I was therefore delighted to join my Polish counterpart Witold Waszczykowski this morning in presenting the German‑Polish school textbook, a book which portrays our chequered and tragic shared history in a wonderful way and which is also intended to help develop a shared German‑Polish future.

Particularly in a Europe facing difficult decisions, the close friendship between our two countries is cause for profound gratitude. The amazing initiatives launched by many people, as well as the German-Polish Treaty on Good‑Neighbourliness concluded 25 years ago, placed our relations on a firm footing. They paved the way for reconciliation and close friendship. Today, too, we stand firmly on this foundation.

Click on the links below to read the joint declaration by Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Foreign Minister Waszczykowski: “25 years of good‑neighbourliness and amicable cooperation”

Declaration in German PDF / 122 KB

Declaration in Polish PDF / 128 KB

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