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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

  • POLITICAL RELATIONS

  • Poland and Venezuela initiated diplomatic relations for the first time in 1933, to be renewed after the 2nd World War in 1945. In 1952, under Marcos Pérez Jiménez’s presidency, Venezuela suspended the diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of Polonia, which were reanudated in 1960. The dynamics of the Polish-Venezuelan relations in the second half of the 20th century fluctuated according to the political circumstances of the Cold War period. Relations with Poland were not a priority for the Venezuelan foreign policy, more focused into the western hemisphere, the OPEC and the developing countries. However, the political and economic changes happened in Europe and Poland after 1989 awakened the Venezuelan interest for the development of a cooperation with the Central European countries, including Poland. In November 1993 was signed in Caracas an agreement on a permanent consultation system between senior officers of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela and Poland.

     

     

    In November 1996, during the consultations in Caracas at Vice-Chancellors level, the notes about visa suppression for holders of diplomatic and service passports were exchanged. The agreement entered in force on December 21st, 1996. On May 19th, 1996 it was created in Warsaw a Polish-Venezuelan Parliamentary Group, which was composed by 4 members of the Lower House of the Parliament and one Senator. A Venezuelan delegation headed by the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jorge Hidalgo Valero Briceño, took part in the conference “Towards a Community of Democracy”, held in Warsaw on June 26th and 27th, 2000. In June 2002 Warsaw hosted the political consultations at Vice-Chancellors level, where Poland was represented by Mr. Andzrej Zalucki and Venezuela by Mr. Arévalo Méndez Romero. Within the same frame or regular consultations, a Polish delegation headed by the Vice-Chancellor Andzrej Zalucki visited Venezuela in November 2003, meeting the Vice-Chancellor Arévalo Méndez and also different Ministers of the Government and executives of the main Venezuelan enterprises.

     

     

    On January 27th 2013, during the 7th Summit between the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the European Union (EU) in Santiago de Chile, it was signed a new cooperation agreement between Venezuela and Poland. The Polish party was represented by the ChancellorRadoslaw Sikorski, who met his Venezuelan homologue, the Minister Elías Jaua. The agreement sets a good base for bigger cooperation in areas of common interest for both countries.

     

     

    In 2014 will be carried out the next round of political consultations between Poland and Venezuela. This fact proves that the political dialogue is taking place. We hope that these conversations will bring specific results like contracts between enterprises and the signature of new conventions.

     

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