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  • 6 July 2017

    The chief of Polish diplomacy Witold Waszczykowski attended a meeting on Thursday between the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, and the President of the United States, Donald Trump, at the Royal Castle in Warsaw.

    The presidents discussed bilateral energy projects, and their vision of further strengthening the North Atlantic Alliance during their meeting. They agreed that NATO allies have a duty to spend 2% of their GDP on defence. Cooperation in the area of security and defence, which is the foundation of strategic cooperation between Poland and the United States, is being increasingly supplemented by initiatives in other areas.



    “In addition to security, the second possible element of Polish-US and US-regional cooperation is the economy,” said Minister Waszczykowski just before the start of the meeting at the Royal Castle. “It is possible that our region will be supplied with US gas,” he added. Andrzej Duda and Donald Trump expressed satisfaction with the growing trade and investment exchange and announced that efforts will be continued to further strengthen economic ties. They underscored the importance of energy cooperation. They also discussed the possibility of the US taking part in the modernisation of the Polish Armed Forces (in the Vistula and Homar programmes, among others).



    “Building strong regional ties with the participation of the United States can be a valuable element complementing our joint potential,” said the chief of Polish diplomacy, who participated in the transatlantic session of the Three Seas Initiative Summit attended by the two presidents. Its participants discussed ways to enhance our region’s cooperation with the United States. The prospects of pursing joint infrastructural projects were discussed in this context.


    On the sidelines of the Polish-US bilateral talks held today in Warsaw, Minister Waszczykowski talked with members of the US delegation, including Jared Kushner. They discussed cooperation in the area of security and the threats to NATO’s eastern flank. Poland is a firm advocate of US engagement in Europe and of strong transatlantic ties, which represent the pillar of security and development on our continent,” said Minister Waszczykowski.


    MFA Press Office

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