Germany’s Steinmeier heads to Poland to mend fences

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BERLIN, Jan 19 (APP/AFP): German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Tuesday that he would travel to Poland this week in a bid to shore up relations amid rising tensions between the EU neighbours.
Steinmeier said he would meet with representatives of the Polish government and civil society in Warsaw Thursday in a spirit of reconciliation given the enduring weight of the brutal Nazi occupation of Poland on their ties.
“Of course there is no relationship (that Germany has) with another country that is more sensitive and burdened by history than with Poland,” he told reporters.
“That does not mean that we cannot speak about the things that concern us.But it can influence the way we do it.”