Europe

Poland's top politician pleased with talks with Merkel

  • Leader of Poland's ruling party Law and Justice, Jaroslaw Kaczynski arrives at the Bristol hotel for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    Leader of Poland's ruling party Law and Justice, Jaroslaw Kaczynski arrives at the Bristol hotel for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at the Bristol hotel for talks with Leader of Poland's ruling party Law Justice, Jaroslaw Kaczynski in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at the Bristol hotel for talks with Leader of Poland's ruling party Law Justice, Jaroslaw Kaczynski in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Leader of Poland's ruling party Law and Justice, Jaroslaw Kaczynski leaves the Bristol hotel after talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    Leader of Poland's ruling party Law and Justice, Jaroslaw Kaczynski leaves the Bristol hotel after talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)  (The Associated Press)

Poland's ruling party leader says his talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel were held in "good atmosphere" and that he believes her visit will bring "good results."

Poland's most powerful politician, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, met with Merkel late Tuesday during her half-a-day visit to Warsaw. TVN24 on Wednesday showed him kiss Merkel's hand in greeting, a vanishing, traditional gesture of men in Poland.

Kaczynski later said the talks focused on the future of the European Union, Britain's exit and the negotiations linked to that.

Merkel and Poland's leaders stressed that Poland and Germany have an important role to play in Europe's future.