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Vice President Mike Pence spoke by phone today with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. The Vice President congratulated Morawiecki on his appointment as Prime Minister and the people of Poland on the 2018 centennial of Poland’s reassertion of its independence.  The leaders expressed their desire to increase bilateral trade and investment on the basis of market principles and shared democratic values including the rule of law. The Vice President thanked Poland for its leadership on burden-sharing at NATO and its support for the U.S. troop presence in Poland, and the leaders looked forward to working together to combat threats to international peace and security during Poland’s term on the UN Security Council.