The three-day visit of King Frederick X of Denmark to Poland began on Wednesday 31 January with a meeting with President Andrzej Duda. On that day, the Danish monarch also held talks with Speaker of the Sejm Szymon Holownia and Marshal of the Senate Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska. This is the first foreign visit of King Frederick X.
“We are extremely pleased with this visit, being fully aware of its absolute uniqueness. We are very proud that Your Majesty’s first foreign visit is taking place in our country. For us, it is a sign of the seriousness that Denmark, Your Majesty attaches to relations with Poland, as well as a sign of friendship”, said President Andrzej Duda.
The President noted that he “greatly appreciated the seriousness of this visit due to the special circumstances of the political world around us, which we all face today”. He pointed to the necessity of developing security in our European space including energy security, which Poland has been successfully implementing and strengthening for years in cooperation with Denmark.
“Secondly, there is also the necessity to strengthen, especially in recent times, our military alliance. We are together a part of NATO, which is of fundamental importance today especially in view of the threat coming from the Russian aggression against Ukraine”, the President said at an official breakfast given in honour of Frederick X.
According to the programme of the visit, on Thursday the King of Denmark will meet with the Deputy Mayor of Warsaw, Michał Olszewski, take part in a debate on decarbonisation and visit the Warsaw University of Life Sciences.
On Friday, the King of Denmark will visit the Vestas Offshore turbine factory in Szczecin and will also meet with West Pomeranian Voivode Adam Rudawski, West Pomeranian Voivodeship Marshal Olgierd Geblewicz and Szczecin Mayor Piotr Krzystek. The Danish monarch will also pay a visit to the NATO North-East Multinational Corps.