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The guarantee of security is allied solidarity

03.12.2019

- We talked about Polish-US relations. We talked also about implementation of the declarations signed by presidents Duda and Trump, about increasing the number of US troops in Poland, and expanding defence infrastructure - said Mariusz Błaszczak, Minister of National Defence after meeting with Robert C. O'Brien, the US National Security Advisor. The meeting took place on December 3 in London.

MinDef Błaszczak shake hand with US NSA O'Brien

Minister of National Defence at a meeting with Robert C. O'Brien, US presidential National Security Advisor.

According to the head of the Ministry of National Defence, issues related to the modernization of the Polish Armed Forces were discussed during the meeting. - We talked also about the cooperation related to the purchase of the most modern equipment for the Polish Armed Forces, for example the F-35 - this is one of the largest transactions in the history of Poland. Equipping the Polish Air Force with F-35 will undoubtedly increase its capacity - said the Defence Minister.

Speaking about security on the eastern flank of NATO and the North Atlantic Council session, the head of the Ministry of National Defence recalled that the guarantee of our security, among others on NATO's eastern flank, is the allied solidarity.

- Our security is assured due to our activity within the NATO, as well as due to excellent, very close relations with the United States and also the United Kingdom. US, British, Romanian, Croatian troops are stationed in Poland and this is proof of the solidarity of the North Atlantic Alliance. Today's meeting is a meeting summarizing the 70 years of the existence and functioning of the alliance - said the head of the Ministry of National Defence.

 

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 On December 4, the Minister of National Defence will attend the North Atlantic Council (NAC) session in the format of heads of states and governments. During the meeting, NATO leaders will summarize the process of implementation of decisions on the strategic challenges of the Alliance taken in Wales, Warsaw and Brussels, as well as the involvement of allies in international security efforts.

President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda and Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak will also participate in the meeting of US President Donald Trump with the leaders of countries allocating 2 percent of their GDP on defence.