US one of Poland's most reliable friends - President Duda

2018-09-24 21:01 aktualizacja: 2018-09-30, 19:36
PAP/Radek Pietruszka
PAP/Radek Pietruszka
The United States is one of the best and most reliable friends of Poland, also as far as economic affairs are concerned, President Andrzej Duda said when opening a Polish Foreign Commercial Office in New York on Monday.

President Duda started a three-day visit to New York during which he will take part, among other engagements, in the general debate of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly and in a sitting of the UN Security Council.

Referring to his recent meeting with US President Donald Trump, the Polish president said their discussion was to a large extent devoted to bilateral economic cooperation, including in the context of the Three Seas Initiative and to cooperation in the power sector.

Economic cooperation between our countries and companies is nothing new, observed the president. "The United States is one of Poland's best and most reliable friends, also as far as economic affairs are concerned. Business people from the US are generating 200,000 jobs in Poland," stressed Duda.

"We want to elevate our relations with the US, including economic ties, to a higher level as part of our strategic partnership. We look at them not only from the Polish-US point of view but also in the US-Poland-Three Seas countries dimension," added the president.

Pointing out that Poland, enjoying a 4-5 percent GDP growth, inflation under 2.5 percent and low unemployment, has one of the most dynamically developing economies in the European Union, President Duda encouraged US businessmen, especially from the IT and modern technologies sectors, to invest in Poland.

The president welcomed the fact that the Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH) has launched an office New York. The office will be the agency's fourth representation in the USA - after San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington.

As the head of the New York office, Ewa Bindek, explained, the office's task is to search for business opportunities for Polish companies and assist them at every stage of their projects' implementation on the East Coast of the USA, as well as to "identify local companies interested in foreign investment and acquire them as investors for Poland." (PAP)