Trump’s Meeting With Croatian President Centers Around Energy Security, Diversification

President Donald Trump speaks during the Three Seas Initiative Transatlantic Roundtable in the Great Assembly Hall of the Royal Castle, Thursday, July 6, 2017, in Warsaw. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Donald Trump is welcoming Croatia’s commitment to boosting energy security and diversification.

The White House said in a statement that the president’s meeting Thursday with Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic of Croatia reaffirmed their mutual interests in supporting “stability and security in the western Balkans.”

The White House also says that Trump “expressed support for timely completion of the Krk Island liquefied natural gas facility.”

Trump said Thursday during a major speech delivered in Warsaw that he wants to make sure Poland and its neighbors are “never again held hostage” to a single supplier of energy.

Russia is one of the largest suppliers of energy to the European Union. His comments come on the eve of his first face-to-face meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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