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John Kerry Heads to Poland for Defense, Trade Talks

John KerryState Secretary John Kerry is visiting Poland this week for economic and defense meetings with officials of the central European nation, Agence France-Presse reported Monday.

Kerry is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Donald Tusk and Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski on Tuesday to discuss Warsaw’s role in the NATO missile defense platform.

The U.S. plans to install an SM-3 interceptor system in Poland within five years under NATO’s European Phased Adaptive Approach initiative for missile defense.

Kerry will also meet with U.S. and Polish businesses and attend roundtable talks with Polish investors to discuss the trade relationship between the U.S. and Poland. growing trade between the two countries.

U.S. exports to Poland have grown fourfold since 2003 and that figure expanded to more than 37 percent within first seven months of 2013, according to AFP.

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