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PM welcomes Polish Prime Minister to Number 10

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Prime Minister David Cameron has welcomed the Polish Prime Minister, Donald Tusk, to Downing Street.

During their discussions in Number 10, the PM said they agreed to work together “very closely” in the European Union where the two countries share similar perspectives on the need for greater competition, greater deregulation and a determination to make Europe a “high growth rather than a slow growth area of the world”.

Mr Cameron also said the two leaders discussed the uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa and agreed the EU should support the popular revolts.

Speaking after the meeting, the PM said:

We had very good discussions about what is happening in Libya and North Africa and the Arab world, where we agreed Europe should make a strong and welcoming response to the Arab Spring.

The PM said the two leaders also discussed Poland’s role in NATO, hailing their ”strong, shared efforts” in Afghanistan.

Both Poland and Britain are making a huge contribution and we agreed to work together for a successful outcome.

Speeches and transcripts: Press Conference with Polish Prime Minister