September 2, 2019 / 9:20 AM / 3 months ago

Pence pleased Poland nearly ready for U.S. visa program

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence delivers a speech during a commemorative ceremony to mark the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War Two in Warsaw, Poland September 1, 2019. Dawid Zuchowicz/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS

WARSAW (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Michael Pence said on Monday he was happy that Poland is nearing readiness for a visa waiver program.

“I am pleased to see that Poland is nearing eligibility for the visa waiver program,” Pence said during a meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw.

Around 10 million Poles live in the United States, making them one of the country’s biggest ethnic minorities.

Reporting by Alexandra Alper and Justyna Pawlak; Writing by Marcin Goclowski; Editing by Alan Charlish

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