Trump announces Poland visit soon

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US President Donald Trump on Monday announced that he will visit Poland soon. Trump, who made the announcement during a meeting with Polish head of state Andrzej Duda, said he had fond memories of his last visit to Poland.

Trump was originally scheduled to visit Poland at the beginning of September, among others to attend observations of the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II, but was forced to change his plans owing to hurricane threats in Florida.

Asked about prospects for visa-free travel to the US for Polish citizens, Trump said this could happen very soon. He added that according to reports from US Ambassador in Warsaw Georgette Mosbacher, Poland has now met the visa waiver criteria.

Visa-free travel to the US can be granted only if the visa refusal ratio for a given country is below 3 percent. Until now, Poland's refusal ratio was above this threshold.