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Polish defence minister to meet US national security adviser

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Paweł Kononczuk 25.10.2018 13:53
Poland’s defence minister is scheduled to hold talks with President Donald Trump’s national security adviser in the United States next week.
Mariusz Błaszczak (left). Photo: PAP/Jacek TurczykMariusz Błaszczak (left). Photo: PAP/Jacek Turczyk

Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak told public broadcaster Polish Radio that during his meeting with John Bolton he would discuss strengthening mutual cooperation and "Fort Trump," a possible new permanent US military base in Poland.

Błaszczak is due to head to the United States on Monday. He met Bolton in April for talks in Washington on increasing the number of US troops in Poland and the potential threat from Russia.

Senior Polish parliamentarian Adam Bielan said last month that a decision on a possible new permanent US troop presence in Poland was likely to be made next year.

Błażej Spychalski, a spokesman for Polish President Andrzej Duda, said at the end of September that Warsaw wanted to spend about 2 billion US dollars to build infrastructure for American soldiers in Poland, including “housing, as well as educational and medical facilities.”


Source: IAR

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