PM says meetings with investors are core of his US visit

2019-04-17, 10:04 update: 2019-04-22, 20:37
Photo PAP/Radek Pietruszka
Photo PAP/Radek Pietruszka
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said at a press conference at the Polish consulate in Chicago on Tuesday, that meetings with investors, the world of business are among the main reasons for his ongoing visit to the US.

The head of the Polish government began a two-day visit to the USA on Tuesday in Chicago, considered to be America's most Polish city. 

"I know a lot of people here who think about Poland all the time, about how to invest in Poland," Morawiecki said. "This is the main topic of my meetings here in Chicago, as well as in New York," he stressed.

On Tuesday night, Morawiecki attended premiere showing of the documentary film Poland: The Royal Tour. Produced by CBS star and Emmy Award winner Peter Greenberg, The Royal Tour is a documentary series showing the history, culture and natural environment of chosen countries. Traditionally, each installment is hosted by the leader of the country it focuses on.

The Polish prime minister also expressed his hope that his two-day visit to the USA would contribute to an even better promotion of Poland. "It is very important to have as many cultural contacts as possible, as well as business, investment and economic ties, and to have this soft power grow all over the world, so that Poland will mean more and more," he said.

On Wednesday, the second day of Morawiecki's US visit, he will take part in a discussion organised as part of the Transatlantic Dialogue series at the New York University (NYU) on Wednesday. 

This audience event is a kind of fireside chat, taking its name from the popular radio chats of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt. NYU invites prominent European and American politicians to take part in the discussion.

As the moderator, NYU Professor Joseph H.H. Weiler, a specialist in the field of constitutional and international law, told PAP, US President Bill Clinton, Belgian Prime Minister and first President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy, Head of the Portuguese Government Jose Manuel Barroso and Italian President Giorgio Napolitano had taken part in the previous chats.

Later, the Polish prime minister will also meet with American investors from Wall Street and attend the New York showing of the documentary film Poland: The Royal Tour. (PAP)

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