"I am determined that Brexit will not weaken our relationship with Poland, rather it will serve as a catalyst to strengthen it. That’s why I am hosting the first ever summit of this kind between our countries today. It marks the start of a new chapter in our relations and we will work even more closely together to ensure the security and prosperity of our nations in the years ahead," May said in a statement.
The UK chancellor, as well as foreign and defense secretaries will also attend the talks, which are expected to focus on strengthening London-Warsaw cooperation in foreign policy, defense, security trade, investment and science. May and Szydlo are also expected to discuss Russian policies with respect to Syria and Ukraine, as well as deployment of UK troops to Poland as part of NATO rotational program to strengthen its eastern flank.
"Today’s meeting puts beyond doubt the common ground we share, the importance we attach to our bilateral relationship and the benefits it brings. We share a clear commitment to take our co-operation to the next level and to firmly establish the UK and Poland as resolute and strategic allies in Europe," the UK prime minister said, as quoted by Downing Street.
On June 23, the United Kingdom held a referendum to determine whether or not the country should leave the European Union. According to the final results, 51.9 percent of voters, or 17.4 million people, decided to support Brexit, while about 16.1 million opposed it.