German Chancellor Merkel to visit Poland: Polish ruling party
PR dla Zagranicy
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to visit Poland for talks at the invitation of Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło, a spokeswoman for the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party has said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Photo: EPA/RONALD WITTEK
Asked about reports that the visit will take place on 7 February, PiS press spokeswoman Beata Mazurek told public broadcaster TVP Info: "That is the date reported by one newspaper."
She added: "My information is that such a visit is in fact being prepared.”
Mazurek said dialogue with Germany was important, adding: "When there is dialogue, there is a chance for cooperation to be better, for assessments of the Polish government... by the German media to be better.
"That's what we saw recently... one German newspaper said that dialogue with [PiS leader] Jarosław Kaczyński, for instance, should move to a completely different level, because... we're a party which won the elections and that must be accepted."
Law and Justice swept to power in a landslide parliamentary election win in late 2015.