Polish foreign minister on trip to US

Poland’s foreign minister is expected discuss security in the Middle East and challenges facing NATO during a trip to the United States.

In New York on Monday and Tuesday, Jacek Czaputowicz was expected to take part in meetings of the United Nations Security Council.

Czaputowicz said ahead of his visit that while in the United States he would discuss security in the Middle East, which was the focus of an international conference in Warsaw in February.

On Wednesday and Thursday this week the Polish foreign minister was set to be in Washington. He was cited by Poland’s PAP news agency as saying that his trip there would be an opportunity to emphasise the importance of NATO.

Amid fears of Russian aggression following Moscow’s annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine in 2014, the Western military alliance decided at a Warsaw summit in July 2016 to deploy four rotating multinational battalions to Poland and the Baltic states.

Poland has recently been marking the 20th anniversary of joining the alliance.

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