Poland’s Ministry of Climate has signed an agreement with the U.S. Westinghouse Electric Company and Westinghouse Electric Poland for preliminary work on the construction of a nuclear power plant in the country.
The signing ceremony was attended by Poland’s Climate Minister Anna Moskwa, Deputy Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Paweł Jabłoński, and U.S. Ambassador to Poland Mark Brzezinski.
According to Moskwa, the deal is another crucial step in building the first nuclear power plant in Poland. She stated the project would offer clean, secure, and domestically-produced energy and also boost development. The minister explained how the project will enhance the partnership between Poland and the United States, as Poland can now collaborate with a reliable and knowledgeable partner.
U.S. Ambassador Mark Brzezinski emphasized that energy security is equivalent to national security, adding that there is a close link between the national security of the United States and the security of the Central European region.
“We see this based on President Biden’s bold visit to Kyiv and the speech he delivered to the Polish people,” said Brzezinski.
The ambassador highlighted how the project is a significant part of strategic bilateral relations between the two countries. He further added that it was appropriate for them to take this step during President Biden’s momentous visit to Poland.
Minister Moskwa expressed her gratitude towards the parties involved in the project for not only meeting but surpassing the scheduled deadlines. “We will sign an agreement for the next stage of work later this year,” she added.
The agreement was signed during the two-day visit of U.S. President Joe Biden to Warsaw this week.