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Trump adds stop in Poland to G20 itinerary

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President Trump will visit Poland ahead of his trip to the July G20 summit to be held in Hamburg, Germany, the White House announced in a statement Friday.

“President Donald J. Trump accepted the invitation of the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda, to visit Poland,” the statement read. “The visit will reaffirm America’s steadfast commitment to one of our closest European allies and emphasize the Administration’s priority of strengthening NATO’s collective defense.”

The visit will coincide with the “Three Seas Initiative” summit in Wroclaw, Poland, which will include leaders from central, eastern and southern European countries, Reuters reported. The White House statement did not mention the Wroclaw summit.

The two-day G20 summit is scheduled to begin July 7. The motto for this year’s meeting of the heads of 20 major world economies is “Shaping an interconnected world.”

“Our agenda is based on three pillars: Building resilience, improving sustainability, assuming responsibility. Global prosperity requires strong international cooperation and reliable ties,” reads the 2017 G20 website. “The chances of everyone benefiting from it have never been greater.”

That agenda seems at odds with Trump’s “America first” policy.

And Trump’s decision to back out of the Paris climate agreement could be a sore subject in Hamburg. The summit organizers specifically applauded that deal as an example of how the world should confront climate change.

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