Next US president to continue policy towards Poland - ambassador

Mosbacher stressed that everyone in Washington understands that Poland is one of the most important allies of the US as it is NATO's eastern flank and for China a gateway to the West. Łukasz Gągulski/PAP

Outgoing US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher has assured that Joe Biden will be sworn as the next US president on January 20 while the incoming US administration will continue to pursue the current policy towards Poland.

In a farewell interview for PAP, Mosbacher assessing her term said she is certain that both sides have achieved quite a lot, including the increased presence of US soldiers in Poland, the launching of the forward command of the 5th Corps in Poland, the signing of a defines cooperation agreement, the introduction of the visa-free regime and the signing of a preliminary agreement on a civil nuclear energy programme.

Referring to security issues, the ambassador said she is firmly convinced that this is an issue that has both parties' support. Republicans and Democrats support enhanced cooperation and America's involvement in Poland, said Mosbacher adding that regardless of whether it was a question of energy, military or cybersecurity, the Trump administration could count on the support of both parties. She expressed the opinion that such an approach will rather not change under the Biden administration.

The ambassador stressed that everyone in Washington understands that Poland is one of the most important allies of the US as it is NATO's eastern flank and for China a gateway to the West. This is also well understood by the US Congress, said Mosbacher.

The US ambassador also noted that over the past two years mutual exports and imports increased by 23 percent creating new jobs on both sides of the Atlantic. She also mentioned the expansion of the Three Seas Initiative which according to her is the region's true success.