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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

President meets meets presidents Yanukovych and Karzai

Polish president met with Afghan head of state Hamid Karzai

Polish president met with Afghan head of state Hamid Karzai

 

Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski met in New York his Ukrainiain and Afghan counterparts Viktor Yanukovych and Hamid Karzai. In New York the Polish president attended the 67th session of the UN General Assembly.

 

Speaking about his meeting with President Yanukovych, Komorowski said they had "exchanged opinions about threats to Ukraine, which might mean "regression of democracy", including freedom of speech. See also: President addresses UN General Assembly session Bronisław Komorowski presents state distinction to Marcy Kaptur

 

President Komorowski said he was speaking about a draft which in the opinion of Ukrainian journalists and opposition could limit freedom of speech in Ukraine. Recently the draft was withdrawn from the Ukrainian parliament.

 

President Yanukovych told the Polish head of state that the bill would not be debated and the current law would not be significantly changed.

 

President Komorowski stressed "that it was always easier to support Ukraine's EU bid if it met democratic standards".

 

Also on Wednesday the Polish president met with Afghan head of state Hamid Karzai.

 

According to presidential minister Jaromir Sokolowski, President Karzai thanked President Komorowski "for Poland's engagement in Afghanistan".

 

"And President Komorowski asked President Karzai for an assessment of the current situation in Afghanistan," minister Sokolowski added. (PAP)

 

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