The President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda met with the President of the United States Donald Trump in New York. The Heads of States have signed a declaration regarding the increase in the presence of American troops in Poland and determining 6 locations for military bases. Donald Trump announced that he would be flying to Poland soon.
Duda’s and Trump’s meeting took place in one of the exclusive hotels in New York. The US President emphasized the remarkably strong relations of both countries and assessed Poland’s recent diplomatic and economic activities as impressive.
The culmination of Andrzej Duda’s visit to New York was the signing of a joint declaration on advancing defense cooperation, specifying the locations of the deployment of US military bases in Poland. The document is an extension and detail of the defense cooperation declaration signed on June 12, 2019. This document announced the presence of 4.5 thousand American soldiers in Poland with the possibility of increasing this number by a thousand additional.
– I like and respect the Polish president – said Trump – that’s why we work together. It is worth noting that on September 24, during lunch during the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly, the Presidents of Poland and the US sat side by side. – It is an honor to host you in the United States. It is an honor to host you in New York – said Trump to Poles gathered at the press conference.
On the basis of the signed declaration in Poland, as many as 6 American military bases will be created, and the most important of them will be the base in Drawsko Pomorskie – Combat Training Center. Loading and unloading aviation forces will be located in Wrocław-Starachowice, while the seat of a squadron of remotely controlled US aircraft will be located from Łask. Other military bases will be located in Powidz, Lubliniec and Poznań.
According to declarations, both countries improve the security of their countries and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
In addition to signing the declaration, the Presidents also talked about helping Ukraine. – Why Germany doesn’t spend more money. Why doesn’t France spend more money? Why are other European countries not helping Ukraine more? Why does it always have to be the United States? It is not fair, I do not like the fact that we are the ones who have to pay – said Trump, pointing out that the United States spends the most money from Kiev on supporting Kiev, supplying tanks and weapons to Ukraine.
– Over the next two weeks there will be a lot of meetings, but I have to say that Poland is a great country when it comes to cooperation with the United States – summed up Trump, announcing his upcoming visit to Poland.