Polish president congratulates Joe Biden, hopes for further cooperation

Polish President Andrzej Duda congratulated the new US President, Joe Biden, on the occasion of his swearing-in ceremony held on Wednesday, adding that he counts on close cooperation with the president in strengthening the strategic partnership between Poland and the US.

“My sincerest congratulations to Joe Biden on becoming the 46th POTUS! I am looking forward to closely cooperating with you, Mr. President, on further strengthening the Polish-American Strategic Partnership”, Andrzej Duda wrote on Twitter. “God bless Poland and God bless America!”, the Polish president added.

Future Polish-US cooperation to proceed smoothly: PM

Numerous joint interests will cause future Polish-US cooperation to proceed smoothly, the Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said at a press conference on Wednesday.

The Prime Minister was speaking just hours before Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th US president, replacing Donald Trump.

"Joint investments and strategic cohesion will make Polish-US cooperation good or very good," he said.

Among examples of the areas of cooperation, Mateusz Morawiecki listed mutual cooperation in energy and communication sectors, the US involvement in the Polish-Croatian Three Seas infrastructure initiative, and the US military presence on the eastern Nato flank.

"In many areas Poland and the US are bound by common interests and a common world outlook”, the PM added.

PM Morawiecki is not alone in his opinions. According to George Friedman, an analyst and CEO of Geopolitical Futures website, the US sanctions laid on the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline by the outgoing White House administration are likely to be continued by Joe Biden’s team.

He believes that the US will continue to be highly involved in NATO's eastern flank, as the country “is not interested in increasing the Russian leverage in the European peninsula and has opposed it consistently”.

A democrat Joe Biden was sworn in as the US president in front of the Capitol on Wednesday. The 78-year-old is the successor to the republican Donald Trump. Biden is the second Catholic and the oldest person to hold the highest office in the United States.