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President Duda meets President Obama

Polish President Andrzej Duda met with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House on Thursday on the sidelines of a gala dinner for participants in the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington.

The two heads of state spoke about the forthcoming NATO summit in Warsaw and the situation surrounding the Constitutional Tribunal in Poland, presidential minister Krzysztof Szczerski said.

The Polish president, on a visit to the U.S. since Tuesday, attended on Thursday evening a gala dinner hosted by the U.S. president for leaders of states and organisations attending the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington.

Speaking to Polish reporters, Szczerski said that "during a meeting at the White House President Duda held a bilateral, face-to-face conversation with President Barack Obama. The talks focused chiefly on nuclear issues".

Minister Szczerski added that the two heads of state spoke also about preparations for the July NATO summit in Warsaw and the Constitutional Tribunal.

"President Duda informed President Obama about the latest developments in Poland and about a meeting of political parties - which he has welcomed with satisfaction - as well as about chances for a political compromise regarding the law on the Constitutional tribunal.

According to Szczerski, President Duda declared during a meeting with president Obama that "he would soon launch steps to regulate the system of justice in Poland and the Constitutional Tribunal in the Constitution."

Krzysztof Szczerski added that President Obama thanked Poland for its achievements in the non-proliferation of nuclear arms.

Minister Szczerski said that on Thursday evening he attended a gala dinner at the Department of State and spoke with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State Victoria Nuland.


Source: PAP