Toronto: Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki met Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau on Friday. 

After the meeting of both leaders, Canada and Poland issued a joint statement. 

The statement said both countries share a long history of strong relations, including through the vibrant community of nearly one million Canadians of Polish origin. Polish migrants to Canada have contributed to Canada’s prosperity and culture, the statement added. 

“As proud NATO allies, our shared commitment to European and trans-Atlantic defence and security is unwavering. We support enhancing NATO’s deterrence and defence posture, as the backbone of our Article 5 commitment to defend each other,” the statement said.

In a joint statement, both countries said in October 2022, Minister of National Defence Anand and Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Błaszczak signed a Memorandum of Understanding on defence cooperation to enhance cooperation between the Canadian Armed Forces and the Polish Armed Forces.

“We stand united in our determination to provide Ukraine with the financial, humanitarian, military and diplomatic support it requires, for as long as it takes. Ukraine needs to be able to defend itself against Russia’s unjustifiable war of aggression. We call on Russia to completely and unconditionally withdraw its troops and military equipment from the entire internationally recognized territory of Ukraine. Russia must be held accountable for the crimes committed in Ukraine. We urge Belarus to stop its complicity in Russian aggression which constitutes a blatant violation of international law,” both leaders said in the statement. 

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