WARSAW Poland hopes to host U.S. President Donald Trump for a limited pay a visit to in July and its international minister will talk about the approach during a excursion to Washington subsequent week, Polish government resources instructed Reuters.
The diplomatic offensive arrives as Poland well prepared to welcome on Thursday a U.S.-led deployment of one,one hundred troops on its eastern flank as portion of NATO programs to counter a extra assertive Russia.
Trump rattled Washington’s European allies previous year by branding NATO “obsolete” and contacting for improved ties with Russia. But subsequent a sharp disagreement with Moscow about the Syria disaster, Trump has abruptly reversed course and said on Wednesday NATO was “no extended obsolete”.
Trump is owing to attend a summit of the Team of twenty biggest economies in Germany on July seven-eight. Poland hopes he can make a stopover beforehand in the western Polish city of Wroclaw, which will be web hosting a convention on Atlantic values at that time.
“Poland is seeking very really hard to deliver Trump below, even if only for a temporary pay a visit to,” a Polish government resource said, on situation of anonymity, late on Wednesday.
A second government resource said a Trump pay a visit to would be “a significant progress for Poland’s graphic overseas”.
Poland’s conservative, euroskeptic ruling get together, Legislation and Justice (PiS), is staunchly Atlanticist and has been a great deal extra welcoming of the new correct-wing Trump administration than many other European governments.
Trump has been critical in the past of the European Union, with which PiS has troubled relations.
Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski will talk about the invitation in talks subsequent week with U.S. Secretary of Point out Rex Tillerson, the initial government resource said.
A resource in the office environment of Polish President Andrzej Duda said Warsaw envisioned a conclusion from Washington in the initial 50 % of May.
“The circumstance would seem to be developing positively, while there is nevertheless no remaining conclusion,” the resource said.
NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Normal Curtis Scaparrotti, was owing to attend Thursday’s welcoming ceremony for the troops to be deployed in Poland.
(Producing by Lidia Kelly Editing by Gareth Jones)