Andrzej Duda, President of the Republic of Poland

The President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, stresses that the Three Seas has the potential to drive recovery in the EU and to attract investments to lift our economies from crisis.

Statement by H.E. Mr Andrzej Duda, President of the Republic of Poland on the Three Seas

One of our positive answers to the Covid-19 economic and security situation should be solidarity, as well as strengthening of cooperation on bilateral, regional and global level. The Three Seas Initiative has the potential and the necessary tools to become a vehicle of such an idea-driven recovery anchored in the EU and the Central and Eastern Europe in particular.

Being a platform for improving and developing infrastructure, energy and digital ties in the region, the 3SI can strongly contribute to tackling the prevalent requirement of shortening the supply chains by domestication of production processes. Also, it can effectively incentivize public and attract private investments so much needed to lift our battered economies from crisis.

What’s more, by combining the economic and security resources for the recovery efforts, the 3SI cooperation builds a synergy, which is critical for creating effective and long-term policies. In this spirit, the Initiative can contribute to shape future model of the EU and transatlantic areas of cooperation in the post-pandemic recovery strategy.

The upcoming Three Seas Summit and Economic Forum in Tallinn will be a great opportunity for the 3SI member states, strategic partners and friends to even further strengthen our commitment and willingness to closely cooperate and create sustainable and smart solutions for restoring growth and security in the region. An opportunity we need to take full advantage of.