Romney Closes Foreign Trip in Poland

Posted July 31st, 2012 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says that in a world with oppressive governments like Syria, Poland is “an example and protector of freedom.”

Romney said Tuesday during a foreign policy speech in Warsaw that the United States and Poland face the future in solidarity.

He praised the country's economy, saying it has outperformed its neighbors during a time of economic turmoil in Europe.

Romney held talks earlier Tuesday with Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski. On Monday, he met with Prime Minister Donald Tusk and former president and Solidarity movement leader Lech Walesa.

His overseas trip included earlier stops in Britain and Israel.

In Israel earlier Monday, Romney raised more than $1 million at a fundraiser for his campaign. But he offended Palestinians when he called Jerusalem Israel's capital. Palestinians want to make East Jerusalem the capital of their future state.