Poland's alliance with US is 'strong' Duda says after talks with Biden
Polish President Andrzej Duda, after his meeting with visiting US counterpart Joe Biden, described his country's alliance with the US as "strong."
"I want to reassure my fellow countrymen that the alliance with America is strong, and we are doing everything we can to build the American leadership in terms of security in this Euro-Atlantic relationship," said Duda on Saturday.
"We are strengthening, and we want to further strengthen the ties of cooperation and Polish-American friendship, as we consider them an important, perhaps fundamental guarantee of our security, and also of economic development," he added.
Duda noted that US President Joe Biden had once again stressed that Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty ensures security to every Nato member state.
"I think that for us Poles, in the situation we are in today, in our part of Europe, in the era of Russian aggression against Ukraine, this is a very important element, the Polish president said.
Duda added, the US president emphasised during the talks that his country de facto guards world security and has its eyes on Europe, on the one hand, and on Asia and South America on the other.
"I would like to express my satisfaction that although (the US) is a global power, it remembers Poland and our situation in Central Europe," Duda said.
"And today, a visible sign of this is the presence in Poland of the President of the United States with a delegation and secondly the presence here of over 10,000 US troops, who additionally strengthen our security," he continued.