Trump Visit a Win for Polish Government

By Grzegorz Małecki

Grzegorz Małecki worked as the Head of the Foreign Intelligence Agency (AW) in the service of the Republic of Poland. Prior to his appointment in 2015, Małecki enjoyed an esteemed career in Polish intelligence and security services for 22 years. He held the position of the Secretary to the Committee for Intelligence and Security Services in the Prime Minister’s Office. He was also the First Chancellor at the Polish Embassy in Madrid (Spain). In 2016, Małecki chaired the NATO Civilian Intelligence Committee. After his retirement in 2017, he became a Senior Fellow and Director of the Economy and Energy Programme at the Casimir Pulaski Foundation.

The President of the United States Donald Trump visited Warsaw, the capital of Poland, on Thursday, the president’s first trip to the Central-Eastern Europe (CEE) since his inauguration. The visit took place on the eve of the G20 summit. Choosing Poland as his first stop was not a coincidence and is closely related to the foreign policy goals of the administration. It unequivocally shows that this region of the world will be one of the top priorities for the 45th president of the United States.

Donald Trump’s visit started with a one-on-one meeting with the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda, followed by plenary talks between the American and Polish delegations (Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster were present), and finished with a joint press conference of both leaders. Security and trade cooperation, especially related to the energy sector, dominated the discussions.

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