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Poland President Andrzej Duda visits China; plans to speak to Xi Jinping about Ukraine


Poland’s President Andrzej Duda. File
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Poland’s President Andrzej Duda is in China on a go to that brings the chief of a NATO member to a rustic that has backed Russia in its full-on invasion of Ukraine.

“I am trying to maintain friendly relations with China, Poland has always had decent relations with China and I would like that to be continued,” Mr. Duda said in an interview on private Radio Zet on June 21.

He was scheduled to meet with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on June 24 and has said peace in Ukraine will be discussed.

Asked if he believes that China is holding a key to peace in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Mr. Duda said: “I think that to a large degree, yes.” While China says it’s impartial within the preventing, it has blamed NATO’s enlargement for frightening Russian President Vladimir Putin into launching the invasion and has maintained sturdy commerce and diplomatic relations with Moscow. Poland borders Ukraine and has offered refuge for these fleeing the preventing and maintained a tough line in opposition to additional enlargement of Russian aggression.

Mr. Duda stated he may also speak to Mr. Xi about Belarus exerting migration stress on the border with Poland, as a type of hybrid struggle that additionally contains cyberattacks. Mr. Duda may also search a visa waiver for Poles touring to China and can search prospects of accelerating Poland’s exports there, to stability their commerce relations.

State Statistics Poland stated 13.9% of the nation’s imports final yr have been from China, whereas Polish exports to China have been only a fraction of that quantity. Some commerce agreements are to be signed throughout the go to.

On Wednesday, Mr. Duda will fly to the monetary hub of Shanghai to attend a Poland-China financial discussion board.

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