Slovenian, Polish speakers discuss Ukraine

Ljubljana – National Assembly Speaker Urška Klakočar Zupančič and her Polish counterpart Elzbieta Witek discussed on Wednesday via video call Ukraine, relations between Slovenia and Poland, and future cooperation, the National Assembly said in a press release.

Klakočar Zupančič accepted Witek’s invitation to join a group of women parliamentary speakers from EU members that would focus on humanitarian aid and other mechanisms to help refugees.

Witek said she had given the idea for the group because Poland had accepted around three million refugees from Ukraine since the start of the war.

Both speakers said that they were pleased their meeting took place when Slovenia and Poland mark the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations.

They believe such meetings are of utmost importance to good bilateral relations, since MPs as the people’s representatives can sometimes do more than the executive.

Ties between the Slovenian and Polish parliaments are frequent and regular especially at the level of friendships groups, so Klakočar Zupančič is confident that a group of friendship with Poland will also be set up during this term.