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Obama: Poland a Leader in Europe, World

Saturday, 28 May 2011 07:11 AM

 

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Barack Obama says Poland's successful transition to democracy has made it a leader in Europe and around the world.

Obama spoke Saturday following a meeting with Poland's president. Obama is asking Poland and other Central and Eastern European countries to use their experience transitioning to democracy to assist nations in the Middle East and North Africa.

Obama also tried to assure Poland that his efforts to boost U.S. relations with Russia are not a threat to Central and Eastern Europe.

Poland is Obama's last stop on his six-day European trip.

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