Polish president says he will discuss military, energy issues with Trump

Speaking at the Kraków Airport on Tuesday, Duda said he was pleased with Trump's invitation, stressing he had received it "as the first among presidents from around the world, to visit the United States after a long break in international relations caused by the coronavirus." Jacek Bednarczyk/PAP

Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Tuesday that during his White House talks with US President Donald Trump he will discuss Poland's stronger military security as well as energy independence and investments in new technology and energy security.

Duda will meet Trump on Wednesday.

Speaking at the Krakow Airport on Tuesday, Duda said he was pleased with Trump's invitation, stressing he had received it "as the first among presidents from around the world, to visit the United States after a long break in international relations caused by the coronavirus."

"I have no doubts that given the coronavirus pandemic and all that we can see today in the world, strong alliances and the value of international cooperation are all but invaluable. That's why it is important that we strengthen our transatlantic relations, that we strengthen our relations with the United States," the president said.

Duda added that Poland's alliance with the United States has not only been important for Poland, "but first of all has brought good results."

"It is also due to good relations with the United States that we are a NATO member today, and our current relations are certainly the best in the long period of past years," Duda said.