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Polish-israeli Relations

Foreign Minister Marian Orzechowski of Poland said here that his country cannot re-establish diplomatic relations with Israel under existing conditions, though it was moving in that direction. Israel and Poland recently established mutual interest sections in Warsaw and Tel Aviv, respectively.

Addressing a press conference at the end of a two-day official visit to Belgium, Orzechowski maintained that the causes that led Poland to break ties with Israel after the 1967 Six-Day War still exist. He cited the Middle East conflict and the Palestinian issue.

“The conditions must be created in the future to make possible the renewal of relations with Israel. Our position since we broke off relations has been clear and unequivocal,” the Polish diplomat said.