15:36 Jul. 7, 2016
Poland asks for permanent presence of the Alliance's armed forces in the region
Poland's President Andrzej Duda is set to meet with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on the eve of the upcoming NATO summit in Warsaw.
According to the President's press office, Poland is deeply interested in the permanent presence of Alliance's regular armed forces as a defence guarantee in terms of the permanently escalating threat from Russia.
Apart from talks with J. Stoltenberg, Poland's President Andrzej Duda will hold discussions with his U.S. colleague Barack Obama who is set to arrive in Warsaw on Friday morning. The leaders are supposed to meet before the official start of the event.
Among the other officials to hold talks with A. Duda are the head of the European Council Donald Tusk and the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker.