President Andrzej Duda said in New York on Tuesday that the North Stream 2 gas pipeline should be a reason to reflect on our relationship with the United States. He acknowledged that the US decision in the matter was “deeply troubling” and “deeply regrettable”.
Relations with Washington
Andrzej Duda is due to speak on Tuesday in New York on the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly.
During the press conference, President Andrzej Duda was asked about North Stream 2.
Somewhere, if we talk about some of the repercussions that are needed in relations with the United States, I believe that Nort Stream 2 should be a cause for such repercussions.
– Said Andrew Duda.
It is precisely about the US approval for the completion of this investment
– He explained.
.We are very sorry for this decision. “
In July, the administration of US President Joe Biden and the German Foreign Ministry announced an agreement to end the controversy over the Nort Stream 2 gas pipeline in a joint statement. Actions of Russia.
I know that the United States – representatives of the administration – were aware of the arguments that were harmful to United Europe, and first, they were aware of the arguments that were harmful to our region of Europe. To Ukraine, Poland, Slovakia, and all related dangers. They agreed to it
– Said the President of Poland.
This is definitely a decision that raises great doubts in us, and I have to admit it – even a big regret
– Marked by the President.
Investors, namely the Russians and Germans, have announced that construction is nearing completion, so the gas pipeline is already here. Construction was completed as a result of American approval
However, there are issues of decision-making within the EU as to how it will be used and how much gas it can carry.
– The President explained when asked about possible measures to reduce the adverse effects of the gas pipeline.
Duda declared that Poland would “strive to protect the security of Poland, Ukraine, Slovakia and other countries as much as possible.”
When asked about the dispute between the United States and France, the President said it was difficult to analyze the context of the whole of Europe.
I understand that the French think that if they can treat everyone the way they are treated, they can treat everyone like that. I can say the same thing about Nord Stream 2
– Add Duda.
It is not surprising that the French were annoyed and protested. On the other hand, it can be said that this is a realization of some American interests
– Tuda said.
The relationship between Paris and Washington has been in deep crisis since Australia recently withdrew from an agreement to buy submarines in France in the context of strengthening cooperation with the United States.
On September 15, Washington, London and Canberra announced a new tripartite security agreement called AUKUS between Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom. In this case, Canberra signed a multi-month negotiation agreement with France worth $ 40 billion to purchase conventional submarines from the Navy. Australians want to build their fleet based on US-made nuclear submarines.
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