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Obama praises Poland as an example for the region

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US President Obama, on his first visit to Poland since taking office, reaffirmed his country’s commitment to Poland’s security by finalising a deal to establish a permanent air defence squad to train Polish pilots in F-16 fighters.

He praised President Bronislaw Komorowski on his country’s move from Communism to democracy:

“We think that Poland, because of its extraordinary success both as a democracy and a market-based economy is a model and example for the region.”

Solidarity leader Lech Walesa refused to meet Obama saying he had no interest in a photo opportunity.