President Donald Trump welcomed Croatia’s commitment to boosting energy security and diversification.
The White House said in a statement that the president’s meeting Thursday with Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic of Croatia reaffirmed their mutual interests in supporting “stability and security in the western Balkans.”
The White House also says that Trump “expressed support for timely completion of the Krk Island liquefied natural gas facility.”
Trump said Thursday during a major speech delivered in Warsaw that he wants to make sure Poland and its neighbors are “never again held hostage” to a single supplier of energy.
Russia is one of the largest suppliers of energy to the European Union. His comments come on the eve of his first face-to-face meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
–The Associated Press
In the morning, President Trump will meet with President Andrzej Duda of Poland and have a bilateral meeting with him followed by a joint press conference.
Trump will then participate in a photo opportunity with European leaders.
Later in the morning, the president will give remarks at Three Seas Initiative Summit.
Trump will then participate in the Transatlantic Roundtable.
In the afternoon, Trump will participate in a bilateral meeting with President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic of Croatia.
The president will then give remarks to the people of Poland.
Following his remarks, he leaves Poland for Hamburg, Germany.
He will then participate in an expanded meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany.
In the evening, the president will attend the Northeast Asia Security Dinner with President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan.