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President of Senate Calin Popescu-Tariceanu pays official visit to Poland on Wednesday and Thursday

President of the Senate Calin Popescu-Tariceanu will pay a visit on Wednesday and Thursday to Poland, at the invitation of his counterpart Stanislav Karczewski.

According to the internal memorandum, the delegation will be made-up of President of the Foreign Policy Committee Cristian Dumitrescu and Adviser of the Senate President Petru Filip and Director General Cristian Buzea.

The visit agenda features discussions regarding the Romanian-Polish bilateral cooperation, the stage and prospects of the bilateral strategic partnership, joint projects – infrastructure, energy, tourism, boosting cooperation on a parliamentary level, agreeing on a mutual action calendar or mirroring the two Parliaments in the 1919-2018 Calendar perspective.

According to the memorandum, the topics that will be tackled also include regional security and the cooperation within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the future of the EU in the Brexit context, the current issue on the EU level, the dynamics of regional projects’ cooperation.

The Romanian delegation will have meetings with Marshal of the Polish Senate Stanislaw Karczewski, with Marshal of the Sejm (Lower Chamber of Parliament) Marek Kuchcinski, with Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, Minister of Foreign Affairs Witold Waszczykowski. Moreover, the Romanian delegation will attend an official breakfast offered by President of the Romanian-Polish friendship group of the Sejm Malgorzata Gosiewska.

Furthermore, the Romanian delegation will meet Chairman of the Law and Justice Party (PiS) Jaroslaw Kaczynski.

The schedule of the official visit to Poland also includes a visit to the Copernicus Scientific Center and the Insurrection Museum, as well as laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The Polish side will pay, based on reciprocity, the cost of accommodating the official delegation members, and the Romanian side will deduct the airplane transport, the daily expenses and symbolic gifts worth maximum 6,000 lei.

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