The meeting between Macron and Duda is not only important for the relations in Europe, but also for the relations between Poland and France itself. Macron’s visit was the first visit of a French leader in a few years. In 2016, Macron’s predecessor, François Hollande, canceled a visit to Warsaw. Poland had concluded an agreement with French Airbus in 2015 to purchase 3.14 million helicopters, but then canceled that deal. The current French president also often did not spare his criticism for the Polish government.