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Obama in talks with Polish counterpart

Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 01:42

May 28 - U.S. president discusses NATO missions, visa procedures with his Polish counterpart. Andrew Ravel reports

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Barack Obama gets a presidential welcome in Poland. The US leader is in Warsaw for meetings with Polish president Bronislaw Komorowski. The two are discussing a host of issues, including NATO operations in Libya and Afghanistan. Obama also broached the possibility of easing visa restrictions for Poles looking to visit America. Long wait times and complicated visa procedures have long frustrated citizens of the eastern European country. SOUNDBITE (English) US PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA "We discussed how we can more regularize the visa process between our two countries and I indicated to him the work we are doing in the US to be able to achieve that." Obama also met with leaders of 20 mostly-ex-communist eastern European countries to discuss security and economic integration. SOUNDBITE (English) US PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA "The dinner last night was excellent. It was a good frank conversation with leaders throughout the region. As the President indicated, what I indicated was a strong, integrated Europe is very much in the security and economic interests of the United States and we want to encourage that process as much as we can.". Obama is wrapping up a four-country tour of Europe with this stop in Poland. Andrew Raven, Reuters

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Obama in talks with Polish counterpart

Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 01:42