President of Poland Bronisław Komorowski met US Vice President Joe Biden in Rome on Tuesday. MrKomorowski told Polish media that Mr Biden was the first to mention visa issues.
The Polish president said that in his opinion, changes in visa requirements are likely to happen soon. The new solution would mean different rules for setting requirements for visa-free travel to the US. The changes have to be passed by Congress, but Mr Komorowski believes that the process will now speed up, because the elections in the US are over.
Mr Biden mentioned that US treats this issue as “an obligation,” he said.
Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Radosław Sikorski weighed in on this issue in an interview with TVP Info, saying that the US broke a bilateral agreement with Poland regarding visas. “They were supposed to be free of charge for Polish citizens, but you still have to pay for them.” He reminded, that US President Barack Obama promised to abolish visas for Polish citizens entering the US, “We hope he'll keep his word,” Mr Sikorski added.
From Warsaw Business Journal
Poland may close down 23 embassies
Polish embassy workers won't leave North Korea, yet
US officials visit Poland, discuss defense and energy issues
Donald Tusk the social democrat?
BY Remi Adekoya
The growing importance of the Arctic Council
BY Stratfor Global Intelligence