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Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Poland and US share views on current issues - aide

Polish president's aide Krzysztof Szczerski

US President Donald Trump's Tuesday speech at the UN General Assembly showed the convergence between Poland and the United States on issues such as aid to refugees and energy security, Polish president's aide Krzysztof Szczerski told.


In the presidential minister's opinion, Donald Trump's address to the UN General Assembly echoes his last meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda.


"The speech also showed a far-reaching convergence of values and opinions between Poland and the United States on issues such as helping refugees at sites close to the places from which they had to escape, the need to support opportunities for their return and rebuilding normal life as well as a convergence of views on energy security issues," Szczerski stressed.


The presidential aide noted that Trump, in his Tuesday speech during the session of the UN General Assembly, addressed to Germany, among other countries, to take an example from Poland and not rely on Russia when it comes to energy supply. He said that with the construction of Nord Stream 2, "Germany will become totally dependent on Russian energy if it does not immediately change course".


"Reliance on a single foreign supplier can leave a nation vulnerable to extortion and intimidation," the US president stressed. "That is why we congratulate European states such as Poland for leading the construction of a Baltic pipeline so that nations are not dependent on Russia to meet their energy needs," he continued.


President Trump also announced that "migration should not be governed by an international body, unaccountable to our own citizens" and that "the United States will not participate in the new global compact on migration."


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