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Publication date 07.07.2017

Trump's visit reaffirmed Article 5 guarantees - National Security head

"US President Donald Trump's visit met our expectations", the head of Poland's National Security Bureau (BBN), Pawel Soloch said on Friday. The United States has affirmed an alliance with Poland, he added.

He stressed that the guarantees contained in Article 5 of NATO treaty had been confirmed for the first time.

President Trump visited Poland on Wednesday and Thursday. While in Poland, he held a face-to-face meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda, attended the Three Seas summit and addressed the Polish people at Krasinskich Square.

Asked by a private radio broadcaster whether the way the US President's visit was held was "a dream come true," Soloch replied that it was certainly a "fulfillment of the expectations and more". "And I mean President Trump's speech at Krasinskich Square", he added. BBN head emphasised that it was "a very good visit that strengthened Poland's position".

"We expected, in the first place, confirmation of the military alliance with the United States and we received it", Soloch underlined.

"NATO article 5 (which deals with armed assistance to allies in the event of an attack on any of them - PAP) guarantees were reaffirmed for the first time, here, in Warsaw, in Poland, at the invitation of the Polish president", Soloch noted.

Paweł Soloch was also referring to the energy cooperation proposals made by the US President Donald Trump during his talks with the Polish President Andrzej Duda and government officials in Warsaw on Thursday.

BBN head was asked by a private radio broadcaster about Trump's words, during a joint press conference with President Duda, that there will be "more ships with gas" but "maybe at a little higher price". Soloch replied that the business will of the United States was most important and it was necessary to diversify gas suppliers.

Asked to what extent the gas demand would be covered by the US supplies, the official pointed out "the opportunities are great", given that Poland also has a signed gas supply deal with Qatar and "opens the way for Norway."

President Trump visited Poland on Wednesday and Thursday. While in Poland, he held a face-to-face meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda, and attended the Three Seas Initiative summit. Later in the day, US President addressed the Polish people at the Krasinskich Square.

Source: PAP