05 stycznia 2016
President Andrzej Duda

President Andrzej Duda will pay a visit to Brussels on January 18 where he will meet with European Council President Donald Tusk and NATO head Jens Stoltenberg, Presidential Minister Krzysztof Szczerski has told PAP.

The president will also meet with NATO General Philip Breedlove, Supreme Allied Commander Europe in Mons.

According to Szczerski, the president is to meet with the president of the European Council to discuss the EU's political plan for 2016. The talks are to cover such issues as Brexit, migration policy and energy policy, including Nord Stream2.

Inquired about signals coming from Brussels regarding the activities of the Polish government, Minister Szczerski said that the president's meeting was planned earlier and thus it is not related to current events.

Krzysztof Szczerski added that president's foreign visits to be paid to the end of July will be dominated by preparations to the Warsaw NATO summit and building a consensus around decisions which would implement Poland's postulates.

The president is expected, among others, to take part in a nuclear summit in Washington in late March.

In the second half of 2016, President Duda is to pay two large economic visits, one to an Asian and one to an African state or to two Asian countries.

A detailed plan of the president's foreign visits in 2016 is to be announced by the Presidential Office on January 12. (PAP)