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>> The arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump in Poland may be seen as a diplomatic coup for his host's right wing government by settling diplomats 800 miles away in Brussels. Reuters Warsaw bureau chief, Justina Puzlak, explains why.>> Trump is coming here for the so-called 3C summit, it's a summit of heads of state from countries in the Baltic Sea, the Black Sea and the Adriatic.
The Polish government, which is co-hosting it with Croatia, says that it's all about building co-operation and infrastructure and energy. However, the Persian government shares more policy ideas with Donald Trump than just about any other European Union government. So some diplomats in Brussels are concerned that this visit could deepen a divide between the east and the west within the block.
>> Like Trump, Poland's ruling party is skeptical about climate change. And views multinational bodies like the EU and UN with suspicion. And it's taken a hardline stance on immigration as the continent struggles under its migrant crisis. Polish prime minister, Beata Szydlo, and Trump butting heads with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, who's hosting G20 leaders in Hamburg just after the U.S. leader leaves Poland.
His warm welcome in Warsaw likely a sharp contrast with the up to 100,000 protesters expected to hit the German city. The Poland visit may also give him a chance to steer the narrative of his looming meeting with Russian president, Vladimir Putin, culling influence on national security and energy supply in the region.
>> Poland gets about two-thirds of its gas supplies from Russia. So if it gets any more from the United States, it would obviously mean less reliance on Russian gas. One way this could become apparent is if Trump mentions defense spending. Poland is one of the few countries within NATO that actually pay up.
>> Friendly faces awaiting Trump in Poland, but the G20 leaders could prove a much tougher crowd.