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Joe Biden to visit Warsaw this week: White House

21.03.2022 10:35
US President Joe Biden will travel to Warsaw this week to discuss international efforts to support Ukraine after Russia's invasion with Poland's President Andrzej Duda, the White House has announced.
US President Joe Biden.
US President Joe Biden.Photo: EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

"This week, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will travel to Poland following his meetings in Brussels, Belgium with our NATO Allies, G7 Leaders, and European Union Leaders to discuss international efforts to support Ukraine and impose severe and unprecedented costs on Russia for its invasion," the White House said in a statement on Sunday.

"On Friday, March 25, President Biden will travel to Warsaw, Poland, where he will hold a bilateral meeting with President Andrzej Duda," it added.

Biden will discuss "how the United States, alongside our Allies and partners, is responding to the humanitarian and human rights crisis that Russia’s unjustified and unprovoked war on Ukraine has created," according to the statement.

It came after the White House confirmed last week that Biden would attend an "extraordinary" summit of NATO leaders in Brussels on March 24 to discuss Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said the summit will "address Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, our strong support for Ukraine, and further strengthening NATO’s deterrence and defence."

He added: "At this critical time, North America and Europe must continue to stand together."

According to Poland's PAP news agency, Biden's bilateral meeting with Poland's Duda is scheduled for Saturday, March 26.

Later that day, Biden will head back to Washington, the Polish state news agency reported.


Source: IAR, PAP, Reuters, whitehouse.gov