Feb. 1 () –
The President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, confirmed on Wednesday the visit of his American counterpart, Joe Biden, to Central Europe by the end of February, after the head of the White House spoke on Monday of going to Poland.
“Of course we await President Biden’s visit for the simple reason that it has been announced,” Duda said during a joint press conference with Latvian President Egils Levits in Riga, the capital of the Baltic country.
For Duda, the visit of the head of the White House “at a time as difficult” as the current one, with a war in the middle and “so close to hostilities”, is a gesture of “great value” that strengthens the security of the region”, reports the Polish news agency PAP.
“Of course, politically it is of great value, regardless of which part of our Europe it is heading to,” said Duda, who has asked to wait until he finally finds out about the tour that Biden plans, since Central Europe goes from Romania to Estonia and is still He does not know which countries he will visit, he has said.
“We do not have that information. Perhaps we will know it in the next few days,” said Duda, accompanied by a Latvian peer, for whom Biden’s visit sends “a very important signal” not only for all allies, but also for Russia.
President Duda’s statements come one day after Joe Biden announced that he intended to travel to Poland, although he could not specify when. According to the US press, the head of the White House is considering traveling to this central European country to coincide with the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.