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Obama and Kerry to attend Warsaw NATO summit

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Roberto Galea 30.04.2016 11:23
US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have announced that they will attend the NATO summit in Warsaw which will be held in July.
US President Barack Obama will visit Warsaw in July. Photo: EPA/AUDE GUERRUCCI/POOL US President Barack Obama will visit Warsaw in July. Photo: EPA/AUDE GUERRUCCI/POOL

“The President and I look forward to joining you in July for the NATO Summit in Warsaw, which will be a fitting showcase for the continued strength and resolve of our Alliance in a period of considerable stress,” Kerry wrote in an open letter to Poles on Friday.

“The bonds between our two peoples extend back to the period of American independence, were invigorated through solidarity at Cold War’s end, and have been strengthened further by our joint commitment to shared ideals of democracy and the rule of law.

“Today, our nations collaborate closely on a range of economic and security issues, and our soldiers serve side by side in regions around the world. Together, we are determined to resist all threats to the safety and well-being of our citizens,” the letter read.

Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski recently wrote an op-ed for Foreign Policy magazine saying that stronger collaboration between the EU and the US is required in the current geopolitical climate.

“Only a tightening of ties between the United States and Europe and a discernible consolidation of the alliance’s Eastern flank can guarantee the long-term safety of the region — and ensure that Europe’s stability will never again become a headache for the world,” Waszczykowski wrote.

This will be the first time Poland will organise the NATO summit, which will held on 8-9 July. (rg)

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