Trump will travel to Poland, affirm NATO alliance

Trump will travel to Poland, affirm NATO alliance
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President Trump will travel to Poland this summer ahead of the G20 Summit in Germany for a bilateral meeting with the Polish president. 
 
The White House announced the upcoming trip in a Friday afternoon statement. While he did not announce dates, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the event is meant to "reaffirm America’s steadfast commitment to one of our closest European allies and emphasize the administration’s priority of strengthening NATO’s collective defense."
 
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In Poland, Spicer said, he will visit with Polish President Andrzej Duda, make a "major speech" and attend a meeting of the Three Seas Initiative, an energy partnership between a dozen countries near the Adriatic, Baltic and Black seas, to "demonstrate our strong ties to Central Europe." 
 
The trip will be Trump's second visit abroad after last month's jaunt through Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy, Belgium and the Vatican.
 
The announcement comes hours after Trump affirmed America to NATO's mutual defense provision, referred to as Article 5, amid criticism that he did not specifically do so during his last trip abroad.