Prime Minister Theresa May and senior Cabinet colleagues have met their Polish counterparts in London to discuss defence, security and prosperity post-Brexit…

The PM welcomed Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on his first visit to Downing Street for bilateral talks. The two leaders then joined their senior ministerial colleagues at Lancaster House for the third annual UK-Poland Inter-Governmental Consultations.

The visit came ahead of next year’s landmark Centenary, marking 100 years since both countries re-established diplomatic relations since Poland regained independence.

Prime Minister Theresa May said: “Poland is one of our closest friends and allies. Throughout history, UK and Poland have stood side by side. We share an unwavering commitment to supporting a stable and peaceful Europe, but are also clear-eyed in recognising the threats we face and the required response.”

Attending the Consultations for bilateral talks with their Polish counterparts were the Chancellor, Foreign Secretary, Defence Secretary, Home Secretary and Business Secretary. They also attended a working lunch chaired by Prime Minister Theresa May. They also attended a Polish diaspora reception where they talked to people with Polish heritage living in the UK.