WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s president said Sunday that he had held very good talks with U.S. senators about the security situation in Central and Eastern Europe, before a NATO summit that Poland will host in July.

Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, and four other senators visited Poland on Friday and Saturday.

Andrzej Duda said the five members of the U.S. Senate’s Intelligence Committee were “not interested in” and didn’t discuss Poland’s current political crisis that has paralyzed the Constitutional Tribunal, which has drawn censure from European Union leaders and concern from three other U.S. senators.

Duda said the two-hour talks Saturday in the southern city of Krakow centered on threats to security in the region and on issues that Poland considers key for the NATO summit July 8-9. Warsaw wants to obtain greater NATO security guarantees for the region nervous about Russia’s actions in Ukraine and elsewhere.

He said the closed-door talks were “very good, held in very good atmosphere.”

In Warsaw on Friday, King met with officials at the U.S. Embassy and participated in discussions with Polish national security officials at the Ministry of Defense, where they discussed Poland’s important role in regional cooperation in Central and Eastern Europe, the senator’s office said.

King and members of the delegation also visited the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum at the site of the former Nazi concentration and extermination camp, where they laid a wreath in memory of the more than 1.1 million men, women and children who lost their lives there.

In addition to King, the senators who visited Poland were Richard M. Burr, R-N.C.; Dan Coats, R-Ind.; Barbara Mikulski, D-Md.; and Mark Warner, D-Va.


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