Duda lauds US decision to set up HQ for its Army V Corps in Poland

"Undoubtedly, this is a fact that greatly strengthens our security, and is an additional guarantee in the present and very difficult situation," Duda said. Mateusz Marek/PAP

Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has welcomed Washington's "long-awaited" decision to establish the permanent headquarters of the US Army's V Corps in Poland.

President Joe Biden announced at a Nato summit in Madrid on Wednesday that the United States will boost its military presence in Europe, and create the permanent headquarters for its V Corps in Poland in response to threats coming from Moscow after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

"This is the news and decision we have been waiting for for a long time, which we have been striving for," Duda said in Madrid.

He added with the decision to place the V Corps command in Poland means that the US Army will establish a permanent presence in Central Europe for the first time.

"Undoubtedly, this is a fact that greatly strengthens our security, and is an additional guarantee in the present and very difficult situation," Duda said.