Polish Briefing 9 September, 2022 7:30 am   

Polish Briefing: President Duda discusses energy resources supplies in Senegal | Poland to buy 96 Apache helicopters


What goes on in Poland on the 9th of September.

President Duda discusses energy resources supplies in Senegal

President Andrzej Duda arrived in Senegal on Thursday. This is the third and last stop of the Polish leader on his journey through West Africa, where he conducts talks on the supply of energy resources to Poland, Russian food blackmail and Russian propaganda.

During his visit to West Africa, Andrzej Duda has visited three countries: Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Senegal. The first two visits were of a working nature, the last – official, therefore the president will be accompanied by the first lady, Agata Kornhauser-Duda.

On Tuesday, the president visited Nigeria, where in the country’s capital, Abuja, he spoke with President Muhammadu Buhari. From Nigeria, Andrzej Duda traveled to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to meet President Alassane Ouattara. From there, on Thursday, the president traveled to Senegal’s capital Dakar for talks with President Macky Sall.

Poland to buy 96 Apache helicopters

The Minister of National Defense, Mariusz Błaszczak, announced on Twitter that an inquiry was sent regarding the purchase of AH-64E Apache attack helicopters from the Americans.

Deputy Prime Minister Błaszczak emphasized that these helicopters were to be in the latest, available version – the Guardian. The helicopters are to be part of the land forces’ aviation. The new machines would be replaced by the well-worn Soviet Mi-24s, of which about 30 are currently in service.