NATO allies in Eastern Europe closely watching US election

MEXICO CITY (AP) " Poland's foreign minister says Eastern Europe is closely watching the U.S. elections but will reserve judgment on who would be a better president.

Witold Waszczykowski declined to say whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump would better serve the region's security and political interests.

He says a future U.S. president would be judged after selecting "prominent figures to run foreign policy and the military sector."

Nine senior diplomats and foreign ministers of NATO's eastern flank members met in Bucharest Tuesday to discuss Russia, regional security and the U.S. election.

Waszczykowski says he doesn't think the words and ideas expressed during the campaign are necessarily "a guide for a future president."

NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller attended the meeting.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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