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  • EMBASSY NEWS & EVENTS

  • 19 September 2018

    Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda were officially welcomed at the White House in Washington DC by US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania. A meeting between both presidential couples, a face-to-face talk between the heads of state, and a joint press conference of the presidents of Poland and the United States were the main points on the agenda. Polish President Andrzej Duda and US President Donald Trump signed a bilateral declaration on cooperation in security, defence, energy, trade and investment during Duda's visit to the White House on Tuesday.

     

    US President Donald Trump said during a meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda that bilateral relations were excellent and that they had become even better. President Trump added that bilateral trade and security relations were also great. He stressed that the visit by the Polish head of state to the White House was a great honour.

     

    Polish President Andrzej Duda said he and his wife were very happy to be at the White House.

     

    US President said also that Poland's security was very important to him, nearly as important as for President Duda. President Trump said that Poland is a great country and Poles are a great nation.

     

    A permanent presence of US troops in Poland also lies in the interests of the US, Polish President Andrzej Duda told reporters after a meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday. The Polish head of state declared that permanent US bases in Poland would neither deteriorate security in the region nor increase its militarisation because of Russia.

     

    Poland is eager to welcome US enterprise, President Andrzej Duda said.

     

     

    Andrzej Duda said Poland was developing at an increasing pace and offered ever better investment openings. Duda told a press conference in the White House that he and Trump discussed among other things openings for US enterprise in Poland, and remarked that Poland was an attractive business partner with a welcoming attitude to US investment.

     

    He added that Poland's commercial ties with the US could expand onto the Three Seas Initiative grouping Central and Eastern European and Balkan countries. 

     

    The Russian-German Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project is a threat to energy stability in Europe, President Andrzej Duda said. Duda said also energy cooperation with the US was of key importance to Poland, and that threats to European energy security were among the topics discussed with Trump.

     

    In a declaration signed by the Polish and US presidents in Washington on Tuesday, the two countries obliged themselves to review possibilities to reinforce the US military presence in Poland and to oppose energy projects threatening common security, like Nord Steam 2. The declaration was signed by Presidents Donald Trump and Andrzej Duda.

     

     

    In the face of challenges that the international order faces, we believe that the time has come to strengthen and consolidate the partnership between our nations, reads the document. The declaration has been titled 'The defence of freedom and building of prosperity through the Polish-American partnership.' The two countries stressed in it that they were united by common history and a set of values.

     

    President Duda paid a visit to the US Senate, where he met with a delegation of Poland Caucus parliamentary group. He also laid flowers at the tomb of Jan Karski at the Mount Olivet cemetery and a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, DC. (PAP/KG)

     

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