In addition to the Czech Republic, B9 also includes Bulgaria, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia. The group was formed in 2015 in response to Russia’s aggressive actions in Ukraine.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will also take part in the leaders’ meeting with Biden on Wednesday. They will discuss continued support for Ukraine and the strengthening of the coalition’s eastern wing.
Biden arrived in Poland on Monday evening. On Tuesday, he met Polish President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw, who described the US president’s trip as an important sign of the US’s commitment to security in Europe.
In an afternoon speech, Biden said that support for Ukraine would not diminish and that Russia would never win there.
His trip to Poland was preceded by a surprise visit to Kiev on Monday, where the US president spent about five hours and announced a new package of military aid.
In the evening, Fiala wants to talk with Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki about cooperation in the field of energy security and Czech-Polish relations in general.
Prague and Warsaw are now working together on the Stork 2 gas pipeline project, which will connect the two countries and thus further diversify gas supplies in Central Europe.
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