Polish foreign minister resigns in pre-announced move

Poland’s foreign minister announced his resignation Thursday in the fourth high-level departure this week from the country’s right-wing government.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, meets with Poland's Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz in Lazienki Palace in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday Aug. 15, 2020. Pompeo is on a five day visit to central Europe. (Janek Skarzynski/Pool via AP)  US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, meets with Poland’s Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz in Lazienki Palace in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday Aug. 15, 2020.

Jacek Czaputowicz had said last month that he was expecting to leave the government as part of a reshuffle following the recent reelection of President Andrzej Duda, who is closely allied with Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki’s government.

Czaputowicz’s resignation follows the departures this week of the health minister, his deputy and the deputy minister of digitization.

Last weekend, he hosted U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who was in Warsaw to sign a deal deepening Polish-American defense cooperation.

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