- Title: Croatia, Poland express optimism on energy projects after meeting Trump
- Date: 6th July 2017
- Summary: WARSAW, POLAND (JULY 6, 2017) (REUTERS) POLISH PRESIDENT ANDRZEJ DUDA, AND CROATIAN PRESIDENT, KOLINDA GRABAR-KITAROVIC, AT NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (English) CROATIAN PRESIDENT, KOLINDA GRABAR-KITAROVIC, SAYING: "And I welcome the participation of President Trump today and his underlining the U.S. commitment to transatlantic solidarity and cooperation." NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS (SOUNDBITE) (English) CROATIAN PRESIDENT, KOLINDA GRABAR-KITAROVIC, SAYING: "I hope that the sherpa (of the 3 Seas Initiative countries) will have an opportunity to visit the future facility of the LNG terminal in Krk and also the port of Vukovar, that I mentioned today as an important part of this initiative for me, as for Croatia, connecting the Adriatic ports to the north and connecting energy infrastructure is extremely important." DUDA SPEAKING (SOUNDBITE) (Polish) POLISH PRESIDENT, ANDRZEJ DUDA, SAYING: "That is why the main focus is the expansion of infrastructure and building energy security in our part of Europe and also in the European Union in effect. This task is important, this task leads to our joining with Western Europe." GRABAR-KITAROVIC AND DUDA LEAVING
- Embargoed: 20th July 2017 17:36
- Keywords: Polish president Croatian president Trump visit Warsaw G20 summit
- Location: WARSAW, POLAND
- City: WARSAW, POLAND
- Country: Poland
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016OL0E2H
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic welcomed the attendance of U.S. President Donald Trump at a regional summit in Warsaw on Thursday (July 6).
Trump, in a meeting with Grabar-Kitarovic expressed support for completion of a liquefied natural gas facility on the island of Krk, as the Balkan nation seeks to diversify its energy sector.
Polish President Andrzej Duda said the priorities of the region are to build infrastructure for energy security after talks on shipments of natural gas from the U.S. to Poland's first gas port in Swinoujscie.
Trump was in Warsaw for a meeting of heads of state from central Europe, the Balkans and Baltic states.
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