US President to start two-day visit to Poland today.

By bne IntelliNews May 27, 2011
U.S. President Barack Obama is due to start his two-day visit to Poland today in the afternoon. Obama is on the May 23-28 trip to Europe, during which he also visited Ireland, the United Kingdom and France. The U.S. President will attend the 17th Meeting of Central Europe's Presidents, to be held on May 27-28 in Warsaw. On Saturday, he is due to meet PM Donald Tusk and opposition leaders as well as families of officials killed in the Apr 10, 2010 plane crash in Russia's Smolensk. One of the main subject of talks will be shale gas as a number of U.S. companies are interested in prospecting it in Poland - the country with Europe's biggest deposits of this unconventional gas. The Rzeczpospolita daily also reports that Polish politicians also count on attracting more support for its policy towards Belarus and could in exchange offer more involvement in support for reforms in North Africa when the country takes over the EU's rotating presidency in H2/2011. tom

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