Reuters: PiS Working Hard To Bring Trump To Wrocław

According to Reuters, the Polish Government are still working hard to attract US President Donald Trump to Wrocław this summer.

Reports of a possible presidential visit first emerged earlier this year, when both Radio Wroclaw and Gazeta Wroclawska stated that the Polish Foreign Ministry intended to invite President Trump to this summer's 'Three Seas' forum. This year the forum will be held in Wrocław's Hala Stulecia at the same time as the annual Global Forum, on the 6th and 7th of July. 

Back in January Wrocław President Rafal Dutkiewicz confirmed the claims about the Foreign Ministry's invitation, and had the following to say about the situation: "Donald Trump, whether we like it or not, won the election in the United States. The visit, if it were to happen, would always be a great event."

The Three Seas Forum traditionally involves the participation of the 12 leaders of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe; Poland, Czechia, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary.

According to Michał Kobosko, the director of Wrocław Global Forum, the possibility of Donald Trump visiting Wrocław is increased by the fact that this year's G20 meeting is taking place in Hamburg just two days after the Three Seas Forum.

An article by the Reuters news agency published today shows that the Polish Government are still determined to make the presidential visit a reality. The article cites two government officials, one of whom said "Poland is trying very hard to bring Trump here, even if only for a brief visit". Another is quoted as saying a visit by Trump would be "a significant development for Poland's image abroad".

Reuter's sources also believe Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski will discuss the invitation in talks next week with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. 

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