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Publication date 20.09.2017

Polish President and UN Secretary General talk peacekeeping goals

The priorities of Poland's membership in the UN Security Council, the situation in Ukraine and the preparations for the COP24 climate conference in Katowice, south Poland, were among topics of talks between President Andrzej Duda and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Andrzej Duda met Antonio Guterres on Wednesday evening in New York, US, Polish President's top aide Krzysztof Szczerski told PAP.

"President Duda has confirmed Poland's support for the UN Secretary-General's plans to improve the organisation's effectiveness", Szczerski said. "The politicians stressed that respecting international law and conflict-preventing initiatives should be the primary goal of peace-keeping actions", the presidential aide added.

As he noted, in this context they paid particular attention to the role of UN peacekeeping force.

"The UN Secretary-General has conveyed his full confidence in Poland as regards the country's future work in the UN Security Council, counting on Poland's active participation in the council's activities", Szczerski announced.

Wednesday was the second day of the Polish president's visit to the United States. On Tuesday, Andrzej Duda was speaking during the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly. On Thursday, the president will visit West Point and will give a lecture to cadets of this military academy on the history and present day of Polish-American relations.

Source: PAP