Minister Jacek Czaputowicz meets Madeleine Albright
“Poland’s accession to NATO in 1999 marked a turning point for our region’s security,” Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said in Warsaw during his meeting with former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. In view of the 20th anniversary of Poland’s NATO membership, the Polish foreign policy chief thanked Madeleine Albright for her personal commitment to this process.
“I am confident that every Polish citizen would confirm today that we are fully and irrevocably part of the community of freedom and peace,” said Minister Czaputowicz. In his opinion, NATO membership of the countries of our region has helped to make the Alliance stronger, and that is something we are proud of. According to Madeleine Albright, Poland is a very valuable US ally, and the decision to enlarge NATO in 1999 was fully justified.
The meeting was also devoted to the importance of the Polish-American partnership, and its role for the future of the transatlantic community. Madeleine Albright highlighted the need to maintain relations with a wider political spectrum in the United States, especially Congress members representing both parties. As the interlocutors emphasized, it is necessary to preserve the unity and solidarity in transatlantic relations, and to avoid and heal any divisions. They agreed that NATO plays a key role in tackling new threats to the security of Europe and the United States. The Polish foreign policy chief pointed out ways in which Poland and the United States could build together a stable and secure international environment, as exemplified by the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East hosted by Warsaw on 13-14 February. “Together with the United States, Poland stands ready to face modern-day challenges and build new platforms of dialogue in conflict regions,” underscored Poland’s top diplomat.
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