President says he wants to pursue pro-farmer agricultural policy

2020-08-04 14:20 update: 2020-08-04, 18:15
Polish President Andrzej Duda. Phot. PAP/Tomasz Gzell
Polish President Andrzej Duda. Phot. PAP/Tomasz Gzell
President Andrzej Duda said on Tuesday that he would like to continue Poland's agricultural policy focusing on the interests of individual farmers.

The farmers' matters have come to the focus of the government and the state's care for the Polish countryside is more comprehensive than it was before 2015 (when the Law and Justice government came to power), Duda told a meeting of the National Council of a Self-governing Trade Union of Individual Farmers 'Solidarity' (NSZZ RI Solidarnosc).

"I would like to pursue such a policy," he added.

Duda also thanked Polish farmers for their votes in the July 12 presidential election, which in his opinion "largely" determined his victory.

"This is a very important signal for me (...) which I read as acceptance of my activities so far," he said.

"I am certainly also convinced that the farmers have seen that I really care about their matters, that the matters of the Polish countryside, those regions that had very often been underestimated in our country before (...) now are at the centre of our attention," the president added.

He also said that his re-election "is a great obligation" to continue his work and to further strive to ensure equal and intensified development of all regions of Poland. (PAP)