Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UN, United States

Poland confirms excellent relations with the Netherlands

Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal has met with his Polish colleague Radosław Sikorski in Warsaw, and the two ministers have confirmed the excellent state of Polish-Dutch relations.

<p class="lead">Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal has met with his Polish colleague Radosław Sikorski in Warsaw, and the two ministers have confirmed the excellent state of Polish-Dutch relations.</p>
      <p>The meeting took place during the 22nd edition of the Utrecht Conference, an
annual conference between the Netherlands and Poland on current international
affairs and bilateral issues. Poland and the Netherlands are important trading
partners, with annual trade amounting to around €13.5 billion.</p>

<p>Mr Rosenthal and Mr Sikorski expressed concern about the rule of law in
Ukraine and the elections there in October. The ministers also spoke about the
upcoming NATO Summit in Chicago, the Middle East, Iran and the financial and
economic situation in the EU.</p>

<p>During Euro 2012 the Dutch team will be based in the Polish city of Cracow,
and Mr Rosenthal wished his Polish colleague good luck in the championship
(unless the Netherlands and Poland have to play each other, of course).</p>