Polish, US presidents to meet on Monday in NYC: aide

Poland has received an offer from the US administration to conduct a meeting between Polish and US presidents on Monday 23 in New York, Krzysztof Szczerski, the Chief of Staff of the Polish head of the state told Polish Press Agency (PAP).

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Mr Szczerski said the meeting would be planned to take place before the start of the debate of the UN General Assembly, an occasion for world leaders to gather at UN Headquarters to discuss global issues.

“This is the first possible date for a meeting between the presidents after September 1. It is a good signal, which means that it matters to our partner that the presidents meet as soon as possible,” the presidential Chief of Staff said.

“President Duda wants it to be a clearly defined and conclusive meeting,” he added. “During this meeting, we will work on the signing of a declaration regarding an increase in the presence of American troops in Poland, which was to have been signed in Warsaw during President Trump's visit,” Mr Szczerski announced.

According to Mr Szczerski, it will be confirmed on Friday whether the meeting between the two presidents takes place.

Donald Trump, the US president, cancelled his visit to Poland, which was to take place in early September during the observances of the 80th anniversary of the WWII outbreak, to remain in the US to monitor hurricane “Dorian”.

He was replaced by Vice-President Mike Pence.