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Sunday, 31 December 2017

President to deliver major foreign policy speech on January 11

In July, President Andrzej Duda will represent Poland at the NATO summit in Brussels, where he is to talk about military aspects of security

President Andrzej Duda will deliver a "powerful and important speech" outlining his foreign policy objectives on January 11, during a meeting with foreign ambassadors at the Presidential Palace, Krzysztof Szczerski, key aide to the Polish president said on Sunday.


The presidential minister said that Andrzej Duda's international activities in 2018 will focus on Poland's membership of the UN Security Council, economic diplomacy, security issues, as well as meetings with the Polish diaspora as part of celebrating the centenary of Polish independence.


In the foreign policy speech, the president will present his opinion on Poland's position in the European Union and the country's upcoming role as a non-permanent member of the UNSC, among other issues, added Minister Szczerski, who is the Polish president's chief of staff and his foreign policy adviser.


The presidential aide announced that President Duda plans to address the UN forum three times in 2018.


In mid-January, President Duda is scheduled to take part in the first meeting of the UN Security Council after the beginning of Poland's term as a non-permanent member, Krzysztof Szczerski said. In May, during the Polish presidency, the president will lead the Security Council's meeting at which he will present Poland's initiative to be taken up by the Council, according to the presidential aide. The president is also to deliver a speech during the United Nations General Assembly's September session.


In July, President Andrzej Duda will represent Poland at the NATO summit in Brussels, where he is to talk about military aspects of security. "We are counting on the reinforcement of the Warsaw NATO summit's decision in terms of defence and deterrence, but also NATO's ability to mobilise forces in the event of conflict", presidential minister said.


The centenary of Poland's regaining independence will be another important aspect of President Duda's international activities, Minister Szczerski said.


"This coming year, the president wants to devote a lot of attention to Poles scattered around the world and visit them in various places around the globe," said the minister.


Andrzej Duda's foreign policy in 2018 will also focus on economic diplomacy. At the beginning of the year, the president will attend the World Economic Forum in Davos and take part in a panel on Central Europe's development and significance for the whole of Europe.


According to Krzysztof Szczerski, the biggest international event in Poland next year will be the meeting of NATO's Eastern Flank countries in Warsaw, the so-called Bucharest Nine, to take place in June and be combined with the joint, international celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Polish independence. (PAP)

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