US Secretary of state confirms visit to Poland


US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has confirmed that he is leaving on Monday for the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Austria and Poland, and described the countries as America's friends.

"On Monday, I’ll leave for the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Austria, and Poland – all great friends of America. It’ll be a very important and productive trip, I expect," Pompeo told reporters at the US Department of State on Monday.

According to the unofficial data, Pompeo will come to Warsaw on Saturday, August 15. His visit is to be held during observances marking the centenary of the Battle of Warsaw, in which Polish forces halted a Europe-advancing Red Army.

The Politico portal was the first to inform about Pompeo's visit to Central and Eastern Europe, including Poland. According to the portal, the talks are to concern the relocation of US troops in Europe, the 5G network and China.

Referring to the planned visit of the US secretary of state, Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher wrote on Twitter that "@SecPompeo will visit Warsaw on August 15 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Poland's victory in the Battle of Warsaw. His visit is yet another sign of the deep and enduring partnership between our two countries!"