Poland and the United States conclude a Memorandum of Understanding on strategic dialogue on energy

The signing ceremony took place on 9 November 2018 at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister. The document was signed by Secretary of State at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister Piotr Naimski and US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. The parties to the agreement declared their intention to maintain a regular dialogue involving both countries’ administrations and experts in areas related in particular to cybersecurity, nuclear energy, fossil fuels and energy infrastructure.

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Photo: Adam Guz / Chancellery of The Prime Minister of Poland

Memorandum of Understanding between the United States and the Republic of Poland on a U.S.-Poland Strategic Dialogue on Energy: The memorandum implements the joint statement of President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda and President of the United States of America Donald J. Trump, issued in Washington on 18 September 2018. It was then that both heads of state announced the commencement of the U.S.-Poland Strategic Dialogue on Energy.

The signed document states that the expert meetings are to alternate between Poland and the US, and the first one is planned for early 2019.

The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on Strategic Dialogue was preceded by a meeting of the American and Polish delegations, devoted to the President Lech Kaczyński LNG Terminal in Świnoujście. Apart from the Secretary of State at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister Piotr Naimski and US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry the meeting was also attended by representatives of companies: Polskie LNG, a gas terminal operator, and Gas Transmission Operator GAZ-SYSTEM, the owner of Polskie LNG, as well as the U.S. Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher and her team.

During the meeting, Minister Piotr Naimski and Secretary of Energy Rick Perry also addressed both countries’ plans and expectations regarding the development of the international energy market, the need to strengthen the energy security of the countries in the region, as well as the need to effectively tackle the challenges identified in the energy sector.

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