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  • 3 November 2017

    In Washington, Deputy Minister Magierowski explored the prospects for Polish-American economic cooperation, security-related issues of the transatlantic area and of our region, and energy security.

    The main objective of Marek Magierowski’s visit to Washington was to establish direct contacts with senior officials of President Donald Trump’s administration, such as the newly appointed Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affaires Wess Mitchell. After a meeting with his US counterpart, Deputy Minister Magierowski told Polish journalists that the talks focused on Polish-American security and economic cooperation. In this context, the deputy minister announced that “Poland plans to host a Poland-US economic summit next year to promote Polish start-ups, intensify academic cooperation and enhance regional economic collaboration between Polish voivodships and US states.” He also reported having spoken about a possible 2018 Washington visit of Poland’s prime minister and president. The Polish MFA deputy head recalled that on 1 January 2018 Poland takes a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council and that “it will chair the Council throughout May, so maybe this will be a good opportunity for the president to visit Washington“.

     


    Deputy Minister Magierowski also met with Sue Saarnio, the Department of State’s Special Envoy for Energy Affairs, to discuss Poland’s energy security problems, US LNG supplies and the risks following from Russia’s plans to build Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. “Most of all, we deliberated on how to block these plans,” stressed the deputy minister.

     

    The visit’s agenda involved a meeting with US Congress members, including Senator Chris Coons from the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and Congressman Ted Poe of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the House of Representatives. Deputy Minister Magierowski also held talks with experts from Washington think-tanks, and with a delegation of the US-Poland Business Council headed by its president. Poland’s deputy foreign minister laid a wreath at the grave of Jan Karski, who passed away in 2000, and at the graves of other eminent Poles in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Washington.

     


    MFA Press Office

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