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North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) missions and operations

Admission to NATO was one of the strategic priorities of Poland’s foreign and security policy in the 1990s. Our participation in “Partnership for Peace” program since 1994 was a significant element of preparations for membership. Poland achieved its strategic goal on 12 March 1999. Accession to NATO made our engagement in its activity more dynamic and resulted in our deep integration with its structures. Membership in NATO is still one of the main pillars of Poland’s security policy. In 2019 we celebrate 20th anniversary of Poland's accession to NATO.