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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on the visit of Polish President Komorowski to Washington

President Obama will welcome President Bronislaw Komorowski of Poland to the White House on Wednesday, December 8.  Poland and the United States are essential allies, partnering together around the world to promote peace, prosperity, democracy, and freedom.  We are bound to each other through our solemn obligations to each other’s defense through Article 5 of the Washington Treaty, and Poland is a leading contributor to the NATO mission in Afghanistan.  The President looks forward to consulting with President Komorowski on a broad range of strategic issues of mutual concern to our two countries.