Egypt and Poland
Sunday، 10 April 2011 12:00 AM
Egypt and Poland enjoy good bilateral relations since the inception of diplomatic representation in 1927, which is lasting for more than 80 years without witnessing any interruption or hurdles. Despite the long lasting relations between both countries, the level of cooperation is not up to the desired aspirations and potentials of both countries.
The demise of the Soviet Union and Poland's accession to the European Union was a turning point towards enhancing cooperation with Poland in particular fields such as Tourism, though it dwindled in other fields such as trade, educational and scientific cooperation. This was due to the change in priorities on both sides, in addition to the new rules and regulations binding Poland to its new sphere of interests.
Poland joined the NATO in 1999, the EU in 2004 and the Schengen Area by the end of 2007. Poland participates actively in the decision-making at the level of EU institutions, where the EU is the most important trade partner and political partner to Egypt in exchanging viewpoints on the most important international and regional issues.