U.S. President Donald Trump, who departs for Poland Wednesday, is due to meet Eastern European leaders in Warsaw before speaking in the center of the Polish capital, in what will be his first major public address in Europe.
Trump, who arrived in Poland on Wednesday, is next headed to Germany for a summit of G-20 leaders in Hamburg on Friday and Saturday.
President Donald Trump on Thursday drew a direct link between his aspirations for a strict immigration policy and what he characterized as the Western world's fight against Islamist terrorism.
"We can have the largest economies and the most lethal weapons of anywhere on Earth, but if we do not have strong families and strong values, then we will be weak and we will not survive", Trump said. A warm reception would certainly be a plus for Trump after his somewhat awkward debut in Europe in May.
Trump said the United States and Poland shared similar values. The Polish will be watching for whether Trump "reaffirms the United States' commitment to respond to an attack on another North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member", according to The New York Times.
Standing side-by-side with the Polish President Andrzej Duda, President Trump said all nations must publicly demonstrate that there are consequences for North Korea's 'very very bad behaviour'. She called on China to use its economic influence over North Korea to rein in the regime of King Jong Un. "But I will say that CNN has really taken it too seriously and I think they've hurt themselves very, very badly".
"The triumph of the Polish spirit over centuries of hardship gives us all hope for a future in which good conquers evil, and peace achieves victory over war", Trump plans to say.
The Polish government is conservative, and Trump chose Poland as his first stop over "more powerful American allies like Germany, France or Britain", The New York Times reported. It's also a regular purchaser of USA military equipment.
President Trump is now in Poland to attend the Three Seas Initiative Summit, a gathering of countries bordering the Adriatic, Baltic and Black Sea (Poland, Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia). "To meet new forms of aggression, including propaganda, financial crimes and cyber warfare, we must adapt our alliance to compete effectively, in new ways and on new battlefields".