Meeting with an ambassador of Great Britain

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 r.

Jonathan Knott, the ambassador of Great Britain in Poland was a guest of the Minister Krzysztof Jurgiel today. The meeting took part in the context of the beginning negotiations related to the Great Britain leaving European Union. It is a consequence of the referendum from 23 June last year, when the British people voted to leave the European Union.

Photo. Meeting between the Minister Krzysztof Jurgiel and ambassador of Great Britain Jonathan Knott

Photo. Meeting between the Minister Krzysztof Jurgiel and ambassador of Great Britain Jonathan Knott

During the meeting, the Minister Jurgiel and the ambassador Knott confirmed the willingness for future, and as broad as possible cooperation within new political circumstances, expressing the hope of negotiating possibly the closest, mutually advantageous relationships after leaving the EU, similar to the present ones.

The significance of Polish and British trade was stressed, highlighting the necessity for joint efforts to the benefit of reducing any possible adverse effects of Brexit for economies of both countries.

The Great Britain ensured that its objective is to develop future framework for cooperation with Poland, where trade barriers would be limited to the minimum extent. The ambassador declared the willingness for even more intensive dialog and good relationships with the key partner, i.e. Poland.

The Parties emphasized their interest in making the bilateral contacts closer in the field of agriculture, among others on the level of agricultural schools, research institutes or development of cooperation in the scope of food safety.