Polish President Andrzej Duda met with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in Warsaw on October 17.

“I hope that the paths of Turkey and the EU will continue in the same direction, and that the result of this… will eventually be Turkey’s membership, full membership, of the European Union,” Duda said after meeting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

As reported by Radio Poland, Duda described Erdogan’s one-day visit to Warsaw as “important” since it was related to political cooperation between the two countries. He said the visit was also related to the economic cooperation between Poland and Turkey.

“We talked about both military cooperation and cultural cooperation,” said Duda.

The Polish president added that his “very frank” talks with Erdogan touched on the situation in Turkey “after the tragic, dramatic events, after the coup attempt, in Turkey last year”.

Meanwhile, Erdogan’s scheduled meeting with Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło was cancelled. Polish media reported the reason was not known.

A Polish-Turkish business forum was held in Warsaw to coincide with Erdogan’s visit.