The White House announced on Wednesday that the Polish President Andrzej Duda has been invited to visit U.S. President Donald Trump on June 24, before the Polish presidential election stats.
The White House in a statement said, “The two will discuss further advancing our cooperation on defense, as well as trade, energy, and telecommunications security”.
The invitation comes as Poland has expressed strong interest in hosting U.S. forces in the wake of the announcement of a withdrawal of some American troops from Germany.
It’s also a potential political boost for Duda, who is in a tight re-election campaign and has been losing ground in recent opinion polls. Poland is one of the most pro-American countries in Europe, and one of the few where photos of a meeting with Trump could turn into an electoral advantage.