WARSAW, September 17 (RIA Novosti) - Poland expects closer ties with the U.S. despite the fact that Washington's plans to deploy elements of a missile shield in his country will no longer go ahead, the Polish premier said on Thursday.
Donald Tusk, who had a telephone conversation with U.S. President Barack Obama earlier in the day, told reporters that Warsaw "has a chance to receive a special offer concerning relations with the U.S."
"The negotiation process itself boosted friendly relations and trust between the U.S. and Poland," Tusk said, adding that there was "a chance to extend Polish-U.S. cooperation."
U.S. President Barack Obama confirmed on Thursday that Washington was scrapping the Bush administration's plans for a missile shield in Poland and Czech Republic.