The United States is considering a request from Poland for a permanent U.S. military presence in the fellow NATO country, acknowledging that he shares Poland’s concerns about possible Russian aggression. Trump said that on Tuesday after the meeting with President of Poland Andrzej Duda, Reuters reported.
“We’re looking at it very seriously, I know Poland likes the idea very much, and it’s something that we are considering, yes,” Trump told reporters.
According to Reuters, Polish President Andrzej Duda asked Trump for a permanent U.S. base during a White House meeting, offering to name it “Fort Trump,” and explaining it would be a bulwark against what he considers a threat from Russia.
Trump said he agreed with Duda that Moscow had “acted aggressively” in the region and said the request for a base was under consideration. He said he appreciated Duda’s offer to put more than $2 billion into the project.
Earlier it was reported that Albania is intended to build the first NATO airbase in the Balkans in Kuçovë city. The investments of NATO for the first stage of the project will amount to 58 million USD, the project to start at the end of 2018.