Regional summit moved to Warsaw as Trump visit planned: Polish president
PR dla Zagranicy
A July regional summit in Poland which is to be attended by Donald Trump has been moved to Warsaw for security and logistic reasons, Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Tuesday.
US President Donald Trump. Photo: EPA/Olivier Douliery
"The original plan was that the summit would take place in Wrocław” in south-west Poland, Duda said after talks in Zagreb with Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović.
“But due to the fact that circumstances have changed, we are forced to move this summit of Three Seas countries to Warsaw for logistic and security reasons," he added.
The White House announced last week that Trump “will attend the Three Seas Initiative Summit to demonstrate our strong ties to Central Europe.”
The White House added that after an invitation by Duda, Trump would travel to Poland ahead of a summit of G20 leaders in Hamburg, Germany, which takes place on 7-8 July.
The Three Seas summit will be jointly hosted by Poland and Croatia. The Three Seas Initiative aims to boost cooperation among countries between the Black, Baltic and Adriatic Seas.
The presidents of 12 countries in Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans will come to the Polish capital to discuss joint economic and infrastructure projects.
Officials representing the Polish government and Duda have been lobbying to get Trump to visit Poland since the US presidential election in November.