Japan, Poland plan Tokyo summit this month


The Japanese and Polish governments are arranging to hold a postponed summit meeting in Tokyo in late February, diplomatic sources said Saturday.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will propose to Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski cooperation between the two countries in their efforts to promote global peace and stability at a time when Japan is commemorating the 70th anniversary of surrender in World War II and Poland is marking 70 years since the liberalization of the Nazis’ Auschwitz concentration camp, the sources said.

They will also exchange views on the Ukrainian situation and anti-terrorism measures, they said.

Tokyo and Warsaw are looking at Feb. 26 and 27 for Komorowski’s visit, which would be the first visit to Japan by a Polish president since December 2008.

Komorowski’s trip was initially planned for late November, but a delay in the vote count of Poland’s local elections that month prevented him from leaving the country.