Polish, US presidents to meet on June 12: White House
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Polish President Andrzej Duda and US leader Donald Trump will meet at the White House on June 12, the White House press secretary said in a statement on Wednesday.
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“President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will welcome President Andrzej Duda and Mrs. Agata Kornhauser-Duda of the Republic of Poland to the White House on June 12, 2019,” the statement said.
It added that the visit “will reaffirm the longstanding historical and cultural ties between the United States and Poland, particularly in light of the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II later this year.”
During their meeting, Duda and Trump “will discuss the growing United States-Poland strategic partnership and a range of mutual interests, including defense, security, energy, and trade matters,” according to the White House press secretary.
“The two countries will also celebrate the 20th anniversary of Poland’s membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the 30th anniversary of the fall of communism,” Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said.
The White House statement comes after Krzysztof Szczerski, chief of staff to the Polish head of state, told public broadcaster Polish Radio last week that President Duda had received an invitation from President Trump to visit Washington in June.
While in America in June, the Polish president is also expected to visit Houston, Texas and the US West Coast, Polish Radio’s IAR news agency has reported.
Poland and the United States agreed to bolster defence ties and pledged to step up cooperation on energy projects when Duda and Trump met at the White House in September last year.