US President Donald Trump to attend WWII oubreak anniversary in Poland
US President Donald Trump will pay a visit to Poland between August 31 and September 2 - the chief of the Polish President's Chancellery Krzysztof Szczerski informed on Tuesday. On September 1, the American President will attend the commemorations of the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the World War Two. Donald Trump confirmed his visit on Tuesday evening.
"American President Donald Trump has accepted Andrzej Duda's invitation to visit pay another visit to Poland," the Chancellery of the Polish President wrote on Tuesday.
Prezydent @realDonaldTrump ponownie odwiedzi Polskę. Wizyta rozpocznie się 31 sierpnia wieczorem i potrwa do 2 września.— Kancelaria Prezydenta (@prezydentpl) July 30, 2019
1 września w Warszawie przywódca USA weźmie udział w uroczystościach z okazji 80. rocznicy wybuchu II WŚ.https://t.co/LoUfCb5oaF pic.twitter.com/w6U1BZEClD
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would visit Poland, which is hosting events later this year in Warsaw to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Nazi invasion of the country during World War Two.
"I look forward to it. I like the people," Trump told reporters at the White House, adding that he had a great relationship with the country and had been invited to visit.
Trump added that he may also visit Denmark.
The Republican U.S. president previously visited Poland in July 2017 a few months after taking office in the White House. The United States has also vowed to boost the number of U.S. troops in the country.
Donald Trump in Poland
As the chief of President Duda's Chancellery Krzysztof Szczerski informed, the US President Donald Trump will arrive in Poland in the evening on August 31.
On September 1, Trump will attend the commemorations of the 80th anniversary of WWII outbreak in Warsaw. He will leave Poland September 2.
The president's aide added that the White House would provide more details regarding Trump's visit, most likely, still on Tuesday.
President Andrzej Duda said that he had invited Trump for the commemorations already on June 12 during his visit to Washington.
Trump's second visit to Poland
It will be Trump's second visit to Poland. The first one took place on July 5, 2017 in Warsaw. He came together with his wife Melania, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner.
Trump met with Andrzej Duda at the Royal Castle in Warsaw on July 6, 2017. The presidents had a 25-minute-long face to face conversation, and then attended the plenary session in the presence of both delegations.
After the plenary session, Donald Trump and Andrzej Duda met with the media. Both leaders gave speeches and answered questions at the Royal Castle. President Duda said that "President Trump very seriously cares about Poland's security," whereas Trump said that the USA "were never closer with Poland than today".
During his visit, Trump took part in the transatlantic session of Three Seas Initiative summit. The event was attented by leaders from 12 Central and Eastern European countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary. President of 10 of the abovementioned states were present in Warsaw, except Czech and Austrian heads of state.
When Donald Trump was attending the summit, his wife Melania met with the Polish First Lady, Agata Kornhauser-Duda in Belvedere. Later on, they went to the Copernicus Science Centre, where they attended activities with children.
In the meantime, US President's daughter Ivanka Trump laid flowers at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes, and visited POLIN - Museum of the History of Polish Jews.
Speech on Krasinski Sqaure
On July 6, 2017, the US President and the First Lady appeared at Warsaw's Krasinski Square, where Donald Trump gave a speech. He devoted a large part of the 30-minute address to Poland and Polish history.
Trump visited Poland before the G20 summit in Germany. The event gathered the leaders from 19 biggest economies in the world, as well as the European Union, and it took place on July 7-8, 2017. The G20 leaders spoke about climate, trade, tackling terrorism, refugees and economic growth.
Autor: gf / Źródło: TVN24 News in English, PAP, Reuters