US President Donald Trump hosted his Polish counterpart at Washington on Wednesday for a meeting which comes only days before an election in Poland.
The Polish President is the first foreign leader to visit the White House because of the coronavirus pandemic hit in March.
Populist leader Duda will probably be hoping to get a pre-election windfall before the nation’s presidential election on June 28, which might find him in office for another term.
“I don’t think we have been nearer to Poland than now,” Trump told reporters. “I have a very good personal relationship with the president”
Duda stated it was a”privilege and an honor” to be at White House and that he expected to talk about building a much”stronger alliance”.
Discussions will concentrate on a defense cooperation agreement, which will grant Poland with additional US military aid.
Warsaw has always demanded the additional military help in the aftermath of Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014.
In June this past year, Trump consented to ship 1,000 more troops to Poland to up its defenses from Russia. The project, that was lost, was appointed called’Fort Trump’.
However, Poland will also need to tread carefully to not be regarded as taking advantage of Germany, a fellow NATO ally.
NATO promised Russia in 1997 to not create permanent bases in the former eastern bloc.