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  • Writer's pictureOlga Nesterova

U.S. and Poland Reinforce Bilateral Ties in 15th Strategic Dialogue

The 15th session of the U.S.-Poland Strategic Dialogue, held in Washington on April 22, 2024, underscored the enduring partnership between the two nations. Against the backdrop of geopolitical shifts, including Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the dialogue emphasized shared values and interests, spanning regional security, energy cooperation, economic prosperity, and democracy promotion.

The dialogue delved into critical areas of collaboration, including regional security and collective defense, as well as political-military issues. Both nations reaffirmed their unwavering commitment to NATO's defense and discussed bolstering deterrence measures, particularly on NATO's eastern flank.

Poland's recent milestone, the 25th anniversary of its NATO accession, was lauded during the session, highlighting the country's steadfast dedication to defense spending and modernization efforts.

Moreover, both sides expressed solidarity with Ukraine, vowing to support its self-defense and economic recovery amid Russian aggression.

Economic and trade ties between the U.S. and Poland were also a focal point, with discussions centered on energy security, trade expansion, and supply chain resilience. The importance of clean energy transition and civil-nuclear cooperation was emphasized, reflecting a joint commitment to combatting climate change.

In addition to economic cooperation, the dialogue addressed technological innovation, cybersecurity, and human rights issues. Both nations affirmed their commitment to safeguarding democracy, countering authoritarianism, and addressing challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.

The 15th U.S.-Poland Strategic Dialogue, attended by interagency and inter-ministerial representatives, laid the groundwork for further deepening bilateral ties and fostering strategic cooperation. Looking ahead, both nations aim to strengthen their partnership through ongoing dialogues, with plans for the next meeting slated for Warsaw in early 2025.


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