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Trump team treats Warsaw as loyal ally: Polish FM

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Paweł Kononczuk 11.01.2017 11:26
Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski has said advisers to US President-elect Donald Trump have assured him that possible closer ties between Washington and Moscow will not be forged at Warsaw’s expense.
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Waszczykowski said that the new US administration treats Poland as a loyal ally.

During a visit to New York, Waszczykowski on Tuesday met General Michael Flynn, chosen by Trump as his national security adviser.

He also met political veteran Henry Kissinger, an informal adviser to Trump on international affairs.

"They treat us as a reliable ally, as a country which spends appropriate sums on defence and also serves the interests of the United States," Waszczykowski said.

The Polish foreign minister also voiced confidence that the new US administration will respect the decisions of a NATO Warsaw summit in July, when the military alliance decided to bolster its eastern flank.

Amid fears of Russian aggression following Moscow's annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine in 2014, NATO decided at the Warsaw summit to deploy four rotating multinational battalions of some 1,000 soldiers each to the military alliance’s eastern borders, including to Poland.

In addition, the United States announced that an armoured brigade would be deployed to the region.

"This is an administration that will take care of the interests of our part of Europe," Waszczykowski said.

(pk)

Source: IAR

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