State visit of President Andrzej Duda to the United States
The Polish president Andrzej Duda and his wife Agatha Kornhauser-Duda recently finished an official visit to the United States. Andrzej Duda stayed in the country for six days. During his diplomatic mission he also met with American President Donald and his wife Melania Trump.
During one of the meeting on the White House was signed a declaration on the expansion of the US military presence in Poland. The document declares that the US Army will send its soldiers to Poland (currently there are 4,500 people in Poland, and additional 1,000 would be sent). The US military will help create a combat training center, and Poland, in turn, will provide additional support to the United States.
Another important topic that was discussed between presidents was visa program. While citizens of most European countries are able to visit freely the US, Polish citizens need to apply for visa every time when they want to cross the ocean. Donald Trump says that currently both sides are working on including Poland in the US Visa Waiver Program. However, the final decision will be known within 90 days. The American President also hopes to announce this news during his trip to Poland in September. The Polish president noted that the meeting was very positive and productive.
Andrzej Duda also talked with the Minister of Energy Rick Perry and visited the state of Nevada. There president opened the Polish Business and Innovation Week
"I hope both Polish and American entrepreneurs continue to make use of each other's ideas and experiences to an even greater extent, with benefits for both our economies," says Andrzej Duda.
The president also visited California, where big Polish community lives. During the visit he met with the CEO of YouTube Susan Wojcicki and senior vice president of global affairs and Google General Counsel Kent Walker. Besides, the program of the trip included a meeting with Polish workers who are currently work in Silicon Valley.