Polish president to inaugurate Middle East conference

Poland's President Andrzej Duda will inaugurate the Middle East conference in Warsaw, to take place on Feb. 13 and 14, a presidential spokesperson announced on Monday.

In early January, the US Department of State and the Polish Foreign Ministry announced that Warsaw will host a ministerial-level conference on issues pertaining to the Middle East, on February 13-14. The meeting is expected to focus chiefly on Iran.

Over fifty countries have already confirmed their participation in the meeting, which will be attended, among other officials, by US Vice-President Mike Pence, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as representatives of some European and Arabian Gulf countries.

Błażej Spychalski told a Polish public TV broadcaster that President Duda "will open the conference and welcome its participants." Also planned are two bilateral meetings of the Polish head of state, he added.