Poland is “back” on the European scene, France's foreign minister said on Monday, calling for Paris, Warsaw and Berlin to work together on EU reforms and aiding Ukraine.

“Poland is back in Europe and with that the hope of moving forward on essential European reforms for our citizens,” Minister Stephane Sejourne said during a visit to Warsaw.

“The Weimar Triangle has been revived and I think that is a good thing,” he said, referring to a regional alliance of France, Germany and Poland set up in 1991.

A new pro-EU government came to power in Poland in December following October parliamentary elections.

The previous government, led by right-wing populists was frequently at odds with the European Union over a series of controversial judicial reforms that Brussels said were undermining democratic freedoms.


At a joint press conference with Sejourne, Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said the alliance was “a very important platform” that would “stake out strategic directions for the future of our continent.”

Sikorski also spoke about the need for additional EU funding for military aid to Ukraine.

“Ukrainians have a right to be tired, but not us,” he said, referring to growing fatigue among some of Ukraine's Western allies on continuing support.

Poland is one of Ukraine's biggest supporters.

On his first foreign trip since being appointed last week, Sejourne visited Kyiv and Berlin before heading to Warsaw.

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