NATO cooperation and security in Eastern Europe was high on the agenda when the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda started his state visit to Norway.
Having been in talks with the President on Monday afternoon, Prime Minister Erna Solberg mentioned that Poland is going to host the NATO summit in July.
– This has been a pivotal part of the conversations we have brought today and is going to be during the visit in Norway, said Solberg.
Poland wants a strengthened NATO presence in Poland because of the development in Russia.
– NATO must be an alliance that we can trust. NATO should show strength, and I have talked with their prime minister about this, said Duda.
– I hope you understand our ideas and our opinions, said Duda.
He and Solberg also spoke about trade, export and energy, as well as human rights. According to President Duda, Poles want now Norwegian help to diversify energy supply.
– We hope to develop gas deliveries from Norway to Poland via Denmark, he said.
Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda were received by King Harald, Queen Sonja and Polish children when they arrived at the Palace Square on Monday morning. He also visited the Parliament.
The president is officially invited by King Harald and is on a state visit to Norway from Monday to Wednesday.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today