Poland – Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni was on a visit to Warsaw on Monday, 20 February, where she held talks with President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on the eve of Joe Biden’s visit. Meloni’s political party Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy, or FdI), belongs to the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) group in the European Parliament like Poland’s ruling party Law and Justice (PiS).
Writing on Twitter after her meeting with Andrzej Duda, which she described as “fruitful”, the Italian PM said:
“I thank the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda, for his friendship, and for the cordial and fruitful meeting we had today in Warsaw.
The bond between Italy and Poland is strong and solid in the bilateral, European, and international spheres.”
For his part, Mateusz Morawiecki, who had dinner with Giorgia Meloni, said that “Italy understands very well what is happening in Ukraine and feels how important it is for the future of the European Union.
Together we are providing weapons and have talked about other supplies so that peace can be established as soon as possible.
We also feel a similar responsibility for Europe and its development. (…)
Poland can count on Italy and Italy can count on Poland.”
After her visit to Warsaw, Meloni went to Rzeszów in the southeast of Poland, where she took the train to Kyiv.