Poland says alliance with US ‘absolute basis’ of European security

Poland says alliance with US 'absolute foundation' of European security

The alliance with the US is “an absolute foundation” of European security, Poland’s prime minister stated on Tuesday, after controversial remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron about ties with the US and China.

Mateusz Morawiecki, talking earlier than boarding a aircraft to start a US go to, stated his nation’s EU presidency in 2025 would make the partnership with Washington its “main priority”.

“The alliance with the United States is an absolute foundation of our security which is based on two pillars: economic cooperation and in the field of defence,” stated Morawiecki, whose US go to will embody talks with US Vice President Kamala Harris.

“Some Western leaders dream of cooperation with everyone, with Russia and with some powers in the Far East,” he added, with out naming these leaders.

The feedback, nevertheless, adopted controversy sparked by Macron who, contemporary from a go to to China, stated Europe should not be a “follower” of both Washington or Beijing on Taiwan.

The French chief stated in an interview with media together with France’s enterprise day by day Les Echos and Politico that Europe dangers entanglement in “crises that aren’t ours” and will “depend less on the Americans” in issues of defence.

However the head of the nationalist and populist authorities in Warsaw stated on Tuesday he hoped to “strengthen” ties with Washington by approving and “extending” contracts on defence gear.

He stated he would additionally focus on cooperation with the US on vitality and nuclear energy, with Poland planning to have its first nuclear plant constructed by US agency Westinghouse.