Poland's President Andrzej Duda and the first Lady will meet with President Donald Trump at the White House on Sept. 18, Duda's aide said Tuesday. U.S. First Woman Melania Trump will sponsor her Polish counterpart Agata Kornhauser-Duda for a meeting.
Krzysztof Szczerski said that Duda's very first visit for the White House will include one-on-one talks with Trump on security in Central Europe and on strengthening the U.S. army presence in the region, which is concerned about intensifying Russian army activity. Poland was seeking an increase in the number of U.S. soldiers stationed on its territory since early 2017. Broader talks will deal with commerce fractures and the partnership between our two NATO allies.
Duda will additionally meet with U.S. senators and toss an event on the occasion of a hundred years of Poland's independence, that has been retained as a result of its aid from President Woodrow Wilson.
A statement from the White House reported that the presidents "will deal with approaches to bolster the United States-Poland strategic partnership" and intend to discuss "military, trade, and security matters."
Poland has been Trump's first destination during his European trip last year and Poland's right-wing government attaches great importance to the relationship. One sore point is that the visa requirement for Poles going to the U.S. but Szczerski did not confirm that the matter will be discussed.