The Polish ambassador in Washington Piotr Wilczek said he was “disgusted and appalled” by the attack and has called on the White House and the National Parks Service to restore the monument quickly to its original state.
US President Donald Trump, in a telephone conversation on Saturday, thanked his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda for Poland's aid to his country in combating the coronavirus epidemic, the White House reported in a statement.
Speaking from the White House, Donald Trump said: "As the declaration makes very clear, the United States and Poland are not only bound by a strategic partnership but deep common values, shared goals and a very strong and abiding friendship."
The presidents of Poland and the US, Andrzej Duda and Donald Trump, underlined the strategic importance of the alliance between the two countries, PM Mateusz Morawiecki tweeted in reference to a series of agreements signed in the White House on Wednesday.
Polish President Andrzej Duda will begin his six-day visit to the United States with a White House meeting with US President Donald Trump. The two officials are expected to discuss an increased US military presence in Poland that Warsaw has been advocating for.
Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak said on Wednesday it is highly likely that during President Andrzej Duda's trip to the USA in June, talks will be held finalising the first stage of the process of increasing the US military presence in Poland.
My US visit is to serve the strengthening of the Polish voice on the need to ensure additional security for our part of Europe through an additional US presence and a permanent US military base in Poland, President Andrzej Duda told a Polish public TV channel.
Amid concerns about Russia along NATO’s eastern flank, Poland has been calling for a permanent US military presence on its territory.
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will welcome President Andrzej Duda and First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda in Washington on September 18, the White House said on Tuesday. This will be President Duda's first official visit to the White House.