WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump mentioned Tuesday he was “very severely” contemplating a better U.S. troop presence in Poland as he conferred with a prime NATO associate on the White Home.
Joined by Poland President Andrzej Duda, Trump instructed reporters within the Oval Workplace that Poland was “prepared to make a really main contribution to the US to come back in and have a presence in Poland.” The U.S. president mentioned it was “one thing we’ll talk about.”
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Dealing with Russia’s elevated navy exercise within the area, Poland has been urgent for the three,000 U.S. troops now deployed in Poland on a rotating foundation to be upgraded to a bigger, everlasting presence. A call from the U.S. might come early subsequent yr.
Safety, commerce and vitality topped the agenda as Trump welcomed Duda to the White Home for the primary time. Duda credited Trump for making Warsaw the primary cease on the U.S. president’s inaugural European journey final yr and mentioned Trump’s speech was a “crucial second” for the connection between the 2 international locations.
Trump renewed his criticism of a deliberate new pure gasoline pipeline linking Germany with Russia. Trump says it’s “ridiculous” and dangerous for the German folks.
Poland needs to extend the quantity of liquefied gasoline contracts with the U.S. as a technique to reduce its dependence on gasoline imports from Russia.