Polish FM signs diplomatic note to Germany on WWII reparations

Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau on Monday signed a
diplomatic note outlining his country’s demands for reparations
from Germany for the damage caused during World War Two, Trend reports citing

In a report published on Sept. 1, the government of Poland
estimated the country’s human and material war losses at 1.3
trillion euros (1.27 trillion U.S. dollars). However, the German
government has said that the issue was closed as Poland waived its
right to war reparations in 1953.

Rau told reporters that the diplomatic note expresses his belief
that “both sides should undertake immediate steps towards the
lasting, comprehensive and final legal and material regulation of
the effects of the German aggression and occupation of

One day before his scheduled meeting with his visiting German
counterpart, Annalena Baerbock, here on Tuesday, Rau also said that
Germany’s payment of the reparations would “allow the building of
Polish-German relations upon justice and truth.”

“Initialization of a diplomatic note regarding the settlement of
the aftermath of the attack on Poland and the German occupation in
1939-1945 is another important step towards justice and summary of
our common past,” Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki commented on

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