Biden to visit Poland Feb. 20-22


US President Joe Biden will visit Poland from February 20-22 to meet with President Andrzej Duda and the leaders of the “Bucharest Nine” – nine countries of NATO’s eastern flank.

The White House said Biden plans to discuss bilateral cooperation with Duda, as well as collective efforts to support Ukraine.

On February 21, the president will deliver an address marking the anniversary of the special operation in Ukraine. In his speech, Biden will note the importance of “decisiveness and unity of the international community in supporting Ukraine.” The president “will send Ukraine a signal of continued U.S. support.

At the same time, Warsaw will host a summit of the “Bucharest Nine,” which includes Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. During his visit, Biden will meet with the leaders of these countries.

Biden last visited Poland in March last year.

Poland is one of the U.S. NATO allies; thousands of U.S. troops are currently stationed in the country, the Ukrainian military train there, and the country is a hub for Western arms supplies to Ukraine.