On June 12, a meeting was held in Washington between US President Donald Trump and Polish President Andrzej Duda. The meeting resulted in the signing of a joint declaration on defense cooperation, the press service of the Polish president said.
According to the document, the United States will increase its military presence in Poland. In addition to 4,500 troops, about 1,000 American troops will be deployed to Poland.
During the negotiations, Trump said that he was considering the deployment of an additional 2,000 troops to Poland, but the final decision has not yet been made.
According to the American president, the United States will not send additional troops to Europe, but will transfer part of the contingent from Germany.
At a joint press conference after the meeting, Trump said the infrastructure to accommodate about 1,000 troops will be created at the expense of Poland.
On the question of exactly how much American troops will be deployed to Poland, Andrzej Duda replied that this decision was up to the United States.
Before the talks, Trump said that Poland was going to buy more than 30 of the latest F-35 fighter jets from the USA.
In 2018, the Polish authorities announced their desire to create a base for the US military in the country. Poland is ready to spend on the project about 2 billion dollars. Duda offered to call the base “Fort Trump”.