Trump understands Poland is leader in Central Europe: Polish president
US President Donald Trump is coming to Warsaw on Wednesday because he understands Poland is a leader in Central Europe, Polish President Andrzej Duda has said.
Andrzej Duda. Photo: PAP/Jacek Turczyk
“For our country, President Trump's visit is really extremely important. I would even say that if one looks at the context of the whole situation, it cannot be ruled out that it will be of a historical nature as a whole,” Duda said in an interview with the PAP news agency.
Trump will touch down in Warsaw on Wednesday evening. He will hold talks with Duda and meet regional leaders in the Polish capital on Thursday before heading to Germany for a G20 summit.
Duda said: “We are simply an important country in this part of the world. We are one of the bigger European countries, we are a leader in Central Europe and that is why President Trump is coming to us, because he sees that and understands that.”
Duda told PAP that among the issues he aimed to discuss with Trump was energy security “and therefore also a future contract with some US entity, with a supplier of LNG gas.
“The first delivery has already been made, and it was a test. It arrived, it was introduced to our LNG terminal, so it is possible, feasible... for a long-term contract to be struck.”
Last month Poland received its first one-off consignment of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from the US and is eyeing a contract for more deliveries as it looks to diversify its supplies, reduce dependence on Russia and become a hub for the region.