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Republican party candidate Mitt Romney will visit Poland on July 30 and 31 as part of his planned trip to Europe and Israel, it was confirmed on Saturday.
“The Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs sees the former governor’s decision to travel to Poland as a strong signal that underscores his commitment to fostering Polish-American cooperation and cementing the alliance between the two countries,” the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs wrote in a statement on its website.
Mr Romney is expected to start his visit in Gdańsk on July 30, where he will meet former Polish President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Wałęsa. Mr Wałęsa invited Mr Romney to visit him in a letter dated July 4, reports Gazeta Wyborcza.
In Gdańsk Mr Romney is also scheduled to meet Polish PM Donald Tusk. The former governor, who will battle US President Barack Obama in the November US election, is also scheduled to meet President Bronisław Komorowski and Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski in Warsaw on July 31.
Mr Romney is expected to make a public address while in the capital.
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