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    Polish President Andrzej Duda Stresses Vitality of US-Poland Alliance and Euroatlantic Ties

    Polish President Andrzej Duda emphasized the crucial nature of the alliance between the United States and Poland, as well as Europe as a whole, during an interview with Fox News. Extracts of the interview were shared by the President’s Office on the X platform, where Duda discussed Euroatlantic relations.

    Duda underscored the significance of a strong alliance between Poland and the United States, asserting that robust Euroatlantic ties were in the best interests of not only Poland and Europe but also the United States. He noted that historical experience demonstrated that stronger ties contributed to a safer Europe and a reduced risk of Russian influence.

    Addressing the perceived threat of Russian aggression against Ukraine and the resurgence of Russian imperialism, Duda emphasized the need for strengthened defenses. He revealed that Poland had allocated a substantial 4 percent of its GDP to defense spending the previous year, primarily investing in arms procurement from the United States.

    Reflecting on the tenure of former U.S. President Donald Trump, Duda highlighted their collaboration within the Three Seas Initiative—a multilateral cooperation format involving Central and Eastern European countries. He noted significant achievements, including economic deals such as liquefied gas supplies and collaboration on constructing Poland’s first nuclear power plant. According to Duda, these initiatives strengthened the ties between the two countries.

    Duda has been a proponent of the Three Seas Initiative since the early years of his presidency. Looking ahead, he announced that Poland would assume the presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first half of 2025. Duda outlined Euroatlantic ties as a top priority during this period, emphasizing the need for more European presence in the U.S. and increased U.S. involvement in Europe.

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