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Presidents of Poland and the United States of America discuss security and cooperation

Polish President Andrzej Duda and US President Joe Biden discussed strengthening Poland's security and allied cooperation and bilateral relations in Warsaw today.

During the meeting, President Andrzej Duda thanked the US President for his visit to Kyiv on Monday. „This was a very spectacular strategic and political move. It is an extremely important signal, first of all for Ukraine, which will boost the morale of the defenders of Ukraine, and all those who today decide on the defence of Ukraine, such as my friend Volodymyr Zelenski and his colleagues,” said Andrzej Duda.

He stressed that it was a signal „not only to those who stand on the side of the free world, but also to those who violate international rules, who invaded a sovereign, independent state, who bomb homes, who destroy the infrastructure that helps people live a normal life every day”.

The Polish President expressed his great satisfaction with the American leader's visit to Warsaw, but at the same time said he saw it as a symbolic visit to our entire region.

“It is also an extremely important sign of security for us, a sign of the responsibility that the United States assumes for the security of Europe and the world,” Andrzej Duda stressed, recalling that a similar stance was taken by the US during the two world wars and the „Cold War”, ultimately leading on each occasion to the restoration of democratic rules „so that people could become free, so that they could return to normal life, sometimes after decades, as in our case”.

“Looking at what you did yesterday, we believe that America is capable of upholding world order, of policing and showing all aggressors who want to destroy other people's lives, who want to possess other countries, who want to enslave other nations, that there is no consent for such behaviour, for such actions, from the democratic community that the United States represents,” Andrzej Duda stressed.

The plenary talks were attended by the Head of the National Security Bureau, Jacek Siewiera, Head of the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland, Grażyna Ignaczak–Bandych, together with the leadership of the Chancellery, as well as Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and the Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Zbigniew Rau.

This is Joe Biden's second visit to Poland this year. Andrzej Duda hosted the American leader at the Presidential Palace in March 2022. – one month after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Before their talks in Warsaw, the Presidents also met in Rzeszów, where they thanked representatives of non–governmental organisations for their efforts to help refugees from Ukraine.(PAP)