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    Polish President Andrzej Duda to Attend Bucharest Nine Summit in Bratislava

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    Polish President Andrzej Duda is set to participate in the Bucharest Nine Summit in Bratislava, where he will deliver a speech and engage in plenary sessions. The B9 format aims to strengthen cooperation among NATO’s Eastern flank countries.


    Polish President Andrzej Duda will be attending the Bucharest Nine Summit in Bratislava, as announced by the Office of the President. During the inaugural session of the B9 summit, President Duda will deliver a speech at Bratislava Castle, followed by participation in the plenary session of the Bucharest Nine Summit. A press conference is scheduled for 3:00 PM, and the program also includes a meeting between the president and representatives of businesses associated with the Polish Business Club and honorary consuls of the Republic of Poland in Slovakia.

    At the end of May, presidential advisors on B9 security matters gathered in Warsaw to discuss the stance of NATO’s Eastern flank ahead of the NATO summit in Vilnius and preparations for the B9 summit in Bratislava. The advisors, invited by the Head of the National Security Bureau (BBN) Jacek Siewiera, also addressed the issue of political support for Ukraine’s NATO membership aspirations.

    The Bucharest Nine (B9) is a cooperative format initiated by Poland and Romania, involving countries from NATO’s Eastern flank: Poland, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania, Slovakia, and Hungary. The aim of the B9 is to reinforce allied unity and cooperation among Eastern flank countries within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, as well as to present a joint position of these countries within NATO.

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