Polish-US relations will continue to develop - gov't official

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The head of the Polish prime minister’s office has said that Polish-US relations will continue to develop after Joe Biden's victory in the US presidential election.

"World leaders, including Polish President Andrzej Duda, have congratulated the newly-elected US president on his victory,” Michal Dworczyk told a Polish public radio broadcaster on Monday. “Despite the opinions and emotions expressed by some politicians and commentators, I am convinced that Polish-US relations will continue to develop as they have before, and that the Polish-US alliance will continue to be strengthened."

The Associated Press agency as well as the CNN, NBC and Fox News television networks announced on Saturday that Democrat Joe Biden had defeated incumbent President Donald Trump in the US presidential election, and that he would become the 46th president of the US.

President Duda on Twitter on Saturday congratulated Joe Biden for running "a successful presidential campaign" and stated that "as we await the nomination by the Electoral College, Poland is determined to upkeep the high-level and the high-quality of the PL-US strategic partnership."

The president is due to ratify a Polish-American defence agreement on Monday.