THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 5, 2009
REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA
BEFORE MEETING WITH
PRESIDENT KACZYNSKI AND PRIME MINISTER TUSK OF POLAND
Prague Congress Center
Prague, Czech Republic
4:12 P.M. (Local)
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Let me just say very briefly that the relationship between the United States and Poland is one of the strongest in the world. It's based not only on shared values, but also on the fact that, just to give you an example, in Chicago, my friends from Poland and the contribution they've made to our city is part of what makes America. So we have benefited from Polish culture and the Polish people and the outstanding Polish character.
And so it is a great pleasure to meet with these outstanding leaders. We're looking forward to continuing some of the conversations that we've been having both in the EU summit, as well as in earlier meetings in NATO. And I'm confident that on issues ranging from security to energy to economics, that by working together we're going to be able to make both our countries more prosperous and more peaceful for future generations.
4:14 P.M. (Local)