Polish Foreign Min congratulates new US Secretary of State on nomination

I am looking forward to working together in the future. I'm convinced that we will further develop the strategic alliance both bilaterally, as well as within NATO, wrote the Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau on Twitter, congratulating the new US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken on his nomination.

Congratulations were also sent by Krzysztof Szczerski, the head of the Polish President’s office, who stated that the nomination of Mr Blinken was “good news for Poland”.

"Back in the day, our bilateral conversations at the Presidential Palace had an impact on the very positive results of the 2016 Warsaw NATO Summit," the presidential minister wrote on Twitter.

The meeting of Mr Szczerski and the former Deputy National Security Adviser and former Deputy Secretary of State in the Barack Obama administration took place in May 2016 in Warsaw as a part of the preparations for the North Atlantic Alliance summit, which took place in July that year in the Polish capital city.

The transfer of power in the US formally began on Monday. President-elect Joe Biden's team presented the composition of his cabinet on Tuesday in Wilmington, Delaware - the state represented by the new US president in the Senate for many years.

President Biden’s cabinet will include Antony Blinken as the Secretary of State, Alejandro Mayorkas as the Minister of Homeland Security, Linda Thomas-Greenfield as the US ambassador to the United Nations, and Janet Yellen as the Secretary of the Treasury.

Avril Haines is set to be the first female director of national intelligence to oversee all US intelligence services. Jake Sullivan is scheduled for the position of National Security Adviser.

Obama's former secretary of state, longtime Massachusetts senator and Vietnam veteran John Kerry is due to take the role of the president's special envoy on climate issues.

Ron Klain, Joe Biden's adviser and lawyer, will become the White House chief of staff. His deputy will be Jen O'Malley Dillon, who managed the president-elect’s election campaign.