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    President Andrzej Duda’s visit to Lithuania before the upcoming NATO Summit

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    The Presidential Couple is currently in Lithuania, preparing for the upcoming NATO Summit in a few days’ time. The main topic of discussion during this visit will be security, and President Andrzej Duda will hold a series of meetings with Lithuanian politicians, including President Gitanas Nauseda and Prime Minister Ingrida Shimonyte.

    Together with his wife, the President will also take part in the Lithuanian National Day celebrations and meet with representatives of the Polish community in Jashūnai. In addition, the Presidents of Poland and Lithuania will observe Polish and Lithuanian special forces exercises in Klaipeda.

    The topics of the political talks in Vilnius will focus on security, not only in the context of the upcoming NATO summit, but also on the war situation in Ukraine and in Belarus in relation to the presence of the Wagner Group and the deployment of nuclear payloads. Topics related to infrastructure, energy and communication projects will also be discussed.

    “Before an important event such as the NATO summit, where key decisions on the security of our region will be taken, it is important for Mr President to maintain a good atmosphere of Polish-Lithuanian cooperation,” Marcin Przydacz, Head of the President’s Office for International Policy, said before the start of the visit. He also stressed that Poland has sent a military contingent to Lithuania, which demonstrates our country’s commitment to the security of not only the Poles, but the entire region.

    In addition to the Head of the International Policy Office, the President is accompanied by Jacek Siewiera, Head of the BBN (National Security Bureau), as well as Ministers Andrzej Dera and Wojciech Kolarski.

    President Duda’s visit to Lithuania is an important event that underlines the importance of Polish-Lithuanian cooperation on security issues. The NATO Summit provides an excellent opportunity to discuss important topics that affect the geopolitical situation in the region. Poland and Lithuania are strong allies and their cooperation is crucial for the stability and security of Central and Eastern Europe.

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