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Polish president visits Egypt for the first time in decades

The Polish president visited Egypt recently in the first such visit since 1992, which comes as the Russian war on Ukraine rages on.
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and First Lady receive the president of Poland and his wife at Ittihadiya Palace, May 31, 2022.

CAIRO — The last time a Polish president visited Cairo was in 1992 when former President Lech Walesa paid an official visit to the North African country. This changed when current Polish President Andrzej Duda arrived in Egypt on May 29 with his wife for an official three-day visit. 

The timing of this visit is very important, as the Russian-Ukrainian war continues for the fourth month and especially since Poland is Ukraine's neighbor to the west. Poland strongly supports Ukraine in its war against Moscow. In addition, Ukraine has been relying on Poland to export grain via railways to Warsaw since Russia has blocked Ukraine's seaports. 

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