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Poles to travel to the US without visas from November 11

Poland has waited nearly 30 years for visa-free travel with the US.

editor: REMIX NEWS
author: Polskie Radio

Polish President Andrzej Duda confirmed on Wednesday that Poland will join the US visa-waiver program on Nov. 11, the same day as the 101st anniversary of Poland regaining its independence.

President Andrzej Duda thanked President Donald Trump for keeping his promise of including Poland in the visa-waiver program before the end of his first term in office. He also thanked US ambassador to Poland, Georgette Mosbacher, for her efforts to introduce visa-free travel for Poles.

Mosbacher, speaking at a joint press conference with Duda, congratulated 38 million Poles and the 10 million-strong diaspora in the US for achieving this milestone.

She said that she had personally been convinced by President Duda that the issue of visa-free travel for Poles was one of national pride.

“This moved me, because I understood how much we have in common with regards to values and history,” she said.

The US diplomat also stressed that previous US presidents such as Barack Obama had promised to deal with the issue but failed to deliver.