The third Intergovernmental consultations led by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Slovak Prime Minister Eduard Heger were held on Friday in Vyšné Ružbachy, in the Prešov Region of northern Slovakia. During a joint press conference, both prime ministers stated that Poland and Slovakia were united in their perspectives on the situation in Ukraine.
“Poland and Slovakia are friends and neighbours who have not turned their backs on Ukraine. Together we are helping Ukraine and we will continue to cooperate in this matter because we realise how important it is in the context of our history that Ukraine remains a free and democratic country,” said Slovak Prime Minister Heger. He also said that further sanctions should be imposed on Russia.
Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki praised Slovakia’s support for sanctions against Moscow, pointing out that the decision was more difficult for this country than it was for Poland, as Slovakia depended on Russian gas to a much greater extent. He assured that Poland would help Slovakia cut gas imports from Russia by opening a gas interconnector between the two countries. Heger said that the connection would be tested in July 2022.
Glad to welcome @MorawieckiM for 🇸🇰🇵🇱#InterGovConsultations. Our #strategic cohesion is very genuine. We speak w/#OneVoice on Russia's aggression&🇪🇺perspective for🇺🇦. Set on cutting off our #EnergyDependence on 🇷🇺. A new 🇸🇰🇵🇱 #GasInterconnector is🔑for achieving this goal. pic.twitter.com/zYJLrlTyti— Eduard Heger (@eduardheger) April 22, 2022