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    President Duda Highlights Poland’s Role and Goals at NATO Summit

    Celebrating NATO’s 75th Anniversary

    On the first day of the NATO summit, President Andrzej Duda and First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda participated in the 75th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty. President Duda emphasized the significance of Poland’s 25-year NATO membership amidst current global tensions.

    Speaking to FOX News, Duda stressed the need for NATO’s consistent policy and readiness, particularly with ongoing conflicts near Poland’s borders. He advocated for increased defense spending and strengthening NATO’s eastern flank, urging allies to consider raising defense budgets beyond 2% of GDP, drawing parallels to Cold War-era strategies.

    Duda discussed plans to improve regional defense plans and extend strategic pipelines to Eastern Europe. He also highlighted the importance of accelerating the equipment of NATO storage facilities in Poland, enhancing air defense systems, and the strategic goal of integrating Ukraine into NATO.

    Symbolic Washington Summit

    The Washington summit, marking NATO’s 75th anniversary, will see Duda participate in various high-level meetings, including the North Atlantic Council and discussions with Indo-Pacific partners. The summit also coincides with the formal opening of the NATO-Ukraine Training and Education Center in Bydgoszcz.

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