Nothing will change in fundamental issues in Polish-US relations - FM
The Polish foreign minister has stated that nothing will change as far as the most fundamental issues in Polish-US relations are concerned. The official made the statement following the Electoral College's confirmation of Joe Biden as the next US president.
"As far as the most fundamental issues in Polish-US relations are concerned, nothing will change," Minister Zbigniew Rau told TV Republika on Tuesday.
The Electoral College decisively confirmed Joe Biden on Monday as the 46th president of the USA, ratifying his November victory. The presidential electors gave Biden a solid majority of 306 electoral votes to Trump's 232.
Asked what could be expected of Biden's foreign policy, Rau said that it would be a continuation of the policy conducted by the outgoing President Donald Trump.
"This is the result of a simple thing, namely, that US foreign interests - irrespective of who is the president - are stable and unchanged," Rau said.
"The world has now found itself in the state of US-Chinese rivalry. In this situation, Russia is closer to China while Poland is the NATO's eastern flank. Poland has been inspiring and organising the Three Seas space, which both the Democrats and Republicans support and are politically and economically interested in," Rau stated.
Referring to the further presence of US troops in Poland, Minister Rau said he was calm and stated that, from the US perspective, "nothing and no one" could replace Poland on the alliance's eastern flank.