Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Polish Foreign Minister Rau

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken meets with Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on February 4, 2022. [State Department photo by Freddie Everett / Public Domain]

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau in Washington, D.C., as part of the U.S.-Poland Strategic Dialogue. Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Rau discussed collective security and regional issues, including the shared commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russia’s unprovoked military buildup. The Secretary emphasized the importance of the bilateral relationship and thanked Poland for its leadership on NATO’s Eastern Flank and as OSCE Chair for 2022. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister also discussed bilateral engagement on economic prosperity, clean energy diversification, and shared democratic values. The Secretary welcomed Polish President Duda’s February 3 action to dismantle Poland’s Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court, a move that demonstrates his leadership and commitment to the rule of law and Poland’s relations within the EU.