Greece and Poland established diplomatic relations in 1919 and the first exchange of Ambassadors took place in 1922. The level of political relations is very good since both countries share the same values as European Union and NATO Member States.
Official Visit of the President of the Hellenic Republic Mr. Karolos Papoulias in Poland (7-9 July 2013)
H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Mr Karolos Papoulias accompanied by the Ministers of Development & Competitiveness Mr Kostas Hadzidakis, Tourism Mrs Olga Kefalogianni and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Dimitris Kourkoulas visited Poland (7-9 July, 2013). During the first day of the official visit bilateral meetings were held in Warsaw with H.E. President Bronislaw Komorowski, Prime Minister Donald Tusk, as well as with the Presidents of the Senate Mr Bogdan Boruszewicz and the Sejm Mrs Ewa Kopacz. In addition, H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic attended an official ceremony during which a wreath was laid at the Unknown Soldier’s monument.
Furthermore, the Greek and Polish Presidents also attended a Greek-Polish business forum organized by the Greek Embassy in Warsaw in collaboration with the Polish Ministry of Economy and the Warsaw Chamber of Commerce. In that context a substantial number of B2B meetings (business to business) took place between Greek and Polish companies, confirming the increased mutual interest for further developing bilateral cooperation and trade.
On the second day of his stay in Poland, H.E the President of the Hellenic Republic visited the concentration camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau where a wreath was laid in the memory of the victims of nazi brutality during World War II, among them a substantial number of Greek Jews.
The visit of H.E the President of the Hellenic Republic in Poland reaffirmed the excellent level of Greek-Polish relations as well as the common will of both countries to further strengthen and expand the scope of their bilateral cooperation.