A mishap of Andrzej Duda after meeting with Biden. He’s got the names wrong

On Monday late in the evening of Polish time, US President Joe Biden videoconference with the participation of President Duda, leaders of Germany, France, Italy, Great Britain, EU and NATO. White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said ahead of the meeting that it would be part of setting plans in case Russia resumes aggression and “discussing what we are seeing and how we can help and strengthen the defense” of the allies. Both Biden and the Polish side assessed the meeting as good.

Andrzej Duda appeared in front of the cameras after the interview. – First of all, I would like to say that I accepted the invitation to this meeting with satisfaction, because it must be said that it is very good that we represented the OECD there as those who currently hold the chairmanship there, but also, above all, we represented our part of Europe, i.e. Europe Central – said Duda, and his speech was broadcast live by TVN24. The president confused the OECD with the OSCE.

The OSCE is the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. By decision of the Member States, Poland was granted the chairmanship of this organization in 2022.

The OECD is, in turn, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, i.e. a body with an economic profile. Our country also belongs to it. The Secretary General of the OECD is Australian politician Mathias Cormann.

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The president convenes the National Security Council

The president announced at the same press briefing that he wanted to convene the National Security Council. The RBN squad would meet on Friday – Then we will also have consultations with our allies – he explained.

The RBN is composed of: the Marshal of the Sejm, the Marshal of the Senate, the prime minister, the head of the Ministry of National Defense, the head of the Ministry of Interior and Administration, the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the minister coordinator of special services, heads of political groups with a parliamentary or deputy club or the chairman of these clubs, the head of the President’s Chancellery and the head of the National Security Bureau.

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