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Britain promises close ties with Poland after EU exit

  • Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, right, welcomes Poland's Prime Minister Beata Szydlo to 10 Downing Street, London, ahead of as part of the UK-Poland Inter-Governmental Consultations, Monday Nov. 28, 2016. (Philip Toscano/PA via AP)

    Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, right, welcomes Poland's Prime Minister Beata Szydlo to 10 Downing Street, London, ahead of as part of the UK-Poland Inter-Governmental Consultations, Monday Nov. 28, 2016. (Philip Toscano/PA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, left, welcomes Poland's Prime Minister Beata Szydlo to 10 Downing Street, London, ahead of as part of the UK-Poland Inter-Governmental Consultations, Monday Nov. 28, 2016. (Philip Toscano/PA via AP)

    Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, left, welcomes Poland's Prime Minister Beata Szydlo to 10 Downing Street, London, ahead of as part of the UK-Poland Inter-Governmental Consultations, Monday Nov. 28, 2016. (Philip Toscano/PA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, right, and Poland's Prime Minister Beata Szydlo lay wreaths at the Polish War Memorial in Northolt, London, ahead of the UK-Poland Inter-Governmental Consultations, Monday Nov. 28, 2016. (Carl Court/PA via AP)

    Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, right, and Poland's Prime Minister Beata Szydlo lay wreaths at the Polish War Memorial in Northolt, London, ahead of the UK-Poland Inter-Governmental Consultations, Monday Nov. 28, 2016. (Carl Court/PA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Britain is promising Poland strong business, diplomatic and cultural ties — as well as a deployment of troops near the Russian border — as London tries to build goodwill with European allies ahead of European Union exit talks.

Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo at 10 Downing St. Monday.

May said before the meeting that she was "determined that Brexit will not weaken our relationship with Poland, rather it will serve as a catalyst to strengthen it."

Szydlo said in a Daily Telegraph article that striking a good Brexit deal would require compromise on all sides.

Britain says it will send 150 troops to Poland in April as part of a NATO deployment to provide reassurance amid concerns about Russian military activities.