Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski will be in New York City Tuesday night to meet with Poland President Bronislaw Komorowski.

 Komorowski arrived in the United States Monday for the sixty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Pawlowski will meet Komorowski at the Polish Consulate.

A news release from the city does not explain why the two men are meeting.

Mike Moore, Allentown's communications coordinator, said if he had to speculate, he would say it is because Pawlowski is one of the few mayors of Polish descent in the United States.

Moore suggested the Polish Consulate in New York could better address that question. Consulate officials could not be reached for comment late Monday afternoon.

“It is an honor to be invited to meet with the president,” said Pawlowski in the release. “President Komorowski took office under very difficult circumstances. He has championed reforms while respecting Polish traditions and values.”

As a result of the  death of Polish President Lech Kaczy?ski in the Smole?sk, Russia plane crash catastrophe on April 10, 2010, Komorowski, as Marshal of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, became acting president of the Republic of Poland under the regulations of the Constitution of the Republic of Poland.

  Komorowski won the presidential election on July 4, 2010.