Polish, US presidents hold talks during NATO summit: official

Polish President Andrzej Duda has held bilateral talks with Joe Biden on the sidelines of a NATO summit in Brussels, a top aide said on Monday.

US President Joe Biden (centre) and Polands Andrzej Duda (left) arrive for a plenary session at a NATO summit in Brussels on Monday.

US President Joe Biden (centre) and Poland’s Andrzej Duda (left) arrive for a plenary session at a NATO summit in Brussels on Monday. Photo: EPA/OLIVIER MATTHYS

Krzysztof Szczerski, a senior aide to Duda and the head of a new International Policy Office in Poland, said the two leaders discussed Polish-American cooperation in NATO, “especially in terms of security on the [military alliance’s] eastern flank and the future of joint Polish-American projects involving military and economic security.”

Szczerski added that the talks with the US president were held at the request of American officials.

Earlier, Duda talked to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron.

Biden said on Monday that NATO is „critically important” for American interests and, speaking just before the start of the summit of the defence alliance in Brussels, added that he wanted Europe to know the United States was by its side, the Reuters news agency reported.

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Source: PAP/Reuters

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