Sputnik: Georgette Mosbacher, appointed as US ambassador to Poland by Donald Trump, addressed the US Senate Foreign Affairs Committee and the statement caused confusion among Polish politicians and mainstream media, as Mosbacher criticized Poland despite even being formally approved. What can we expect after she takes up her post in Warsaw?
Andrzej Rozenek: Yes, the issue is difficult for Poland, for our diplomacy and for relations with the United States as a whole. On the one hand, these remarks must be taken seriously, and on the other hand, if someone is an envoy nominee to a new country, then it would be good not to complicate future relations at the very start or future steps of this ambassador. Strange behavior, although some of the comments were essential.
Sputnik: The head of the presidential office, Krzysztof Szczerski, and Deputy Foreign Minister Bartosz Cichocki had to comment on Georgette Mosbacher's remarks, downplaying them or justifying them. Was this done to calm the public opinion?
Andrzej Rozenek: It's not a secret for anyone that our relations with the United States play a key role in determining the security of Poland. The aggravation of these relations is not in the interest of Poland. Therefore it is necessary to somehow downplay this. Of course, Americans often do not behave correctly, and this applies not only to Poland, but also to other countries. But I would prefer everything to calm down and not add fuel to the fire.
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