Warsaw announced that the French ambassador to Poland had been summoned to the Foreign Ministry on Friday following remarks by President Emmanuel Macron, accusing the head of the Polish government of “extreme right-wing anti-Semitism”.
The French ambassador to Poland was summoned to the Polish Foreign Ministry on Friday following remarks by President Emmanuel Macron accusing the head of the Polish government of “far-right anti-Semitism”, Warsaw announced. “Following the statements contained in the interview with the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron at Le Parisien, the Minister (Polish, editor’s note) Zbigniew Rau has decided to summon the French ambassador”, indicated on Twitter, the spokesperson for the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“We do not negotiate with criminals”
In a daily interview theParisian On Thursday, the French president accused Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki of being “a far-right anti-Semite, who bans LGBT”, after having previously accused him of “interfering in the French political campaign”, pointing to his proximity to her far-right presidential rival Marine Le Pen. It was a reaction by Emmanuel Macron to the words of the head of the Polish nationalist-populist government who attacked him on Monday for these telephone interviews with Vladimir Putin.
“Mr. President Macron, how many times have you negotiated with Putin, what have you obtained? We do not debate, we do not negotiate with criminals, criminals must be fought”, then launched Mateusz Morawiecki. “No one negotiated with Hitler. Would you negotiate with Hitler, with Stalin, with Pol Pot,” asked the Polish Prime Minister, accusing certain European leaders of “procrastination” and “wooden language”.
The Polish government spokesman on Friday called President Macron’s remarks “incomprehensible” and blamed them on the “political emotions that accompany every election campaign”. “However, at present, talking about the prime minister of the Polish government in the context of anti-Semitism is, quite simply, a lie, it has nothing to do with the facts,” Piotr Müller told reporters. . “I hope this election campaign in France will calm down a bit, and then the President of France will speak differently and really stick to historical facts,” he added.