While in Ankara, Andrzej Duda is scheduled to sit down for talks with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in the company of officials including Polish Deputy Prime Minister Piotr Gliński and Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak.
Topics up for discussion include security cooperation as part of NATO ahead of the Western military alliance’s upcoming Brussels summit, according to Krzysztof Szczerski, a senior foreign policy adviser to the Polish head of state.
During the visit, Polish and Turkish officials are expected to sign an agreement under which Poland will buy 24 armed drones from Turkey, officials have said.
The trip also includes a meeting with soldiers from a Polish military contingent stationed in Turkey on a NATO mission and a meeting with members of the Polish community in that country.
Turkey’s Erdoğan visited Poland in 2017.