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    WARSAW (Sputnik) - The projected victory of Joe Biden in the US presidential election will not affect the contracts for the supply of F-35 fighters and air-defence system Patriot to Poland, as the defence deal is mutually beneficial, Michal Dworczyk, the head of the Chancellery of the Polish Prime Minister, told Radio Poland on Monday.

    "We are a reliable partner of Americans. These transactions are beneficial to both sides. On the one hand, Poland will strengthen its defence potential, on the other, these contracts are beneficial for the US business, defence sector", Dworczyk said.

    Dworczyk stressed that he was "absolutely certain that the change in the US presidency will not affect the defence cooperation", and the relations between the countries would only strengthen.

    US Army soldiers take part in an annual military parade celebrating Polish Army Day in Warsaw, Poland
    © AP Photo / Alik Keplicz
    US Army soldiers take part in an annual military parade celebrating Polish Army Day in Warsaw, Poland

    Following a tight race in several key states, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is projected to secure over 270 electoral votes, necessary for him to take the White House. Incumbent President Donald Trump stressed that the election was far from over and he would dispute the result in courts.

    Poland signed a contract with the US to purchase the Patriot system in 2018, and Warsaw expects to receive the weapons in late 2022. This January, Poland also signed a $4.6 billion contract to purchase 32 US-made F-35 fighter jets, which are planned to be gradually delivered to Poland until 2030.

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