Poland would welcome US troops stationed in Germany - US ambassador

Mosbacher tweeted that Poland would welcome US troops stationed in Germany. /Twitter

US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher tweeted on Thursday that unlike Germany, Poland fulfills its NATO commitment of 2-percent of GDP on defence spending and that US troops currently stationed in Germany would be welcomed in Poland.

Polish President Andrzej Duda and his US counterpart Donald Trump signed a declaration in Washington in mid-June on defence cooperation, which foresees, among other measures, an increase in the permanent rotational presence of US troops in Poland. The US military presence is to be enhanced by about 1,000 soldiers. The declaration also provided for the creation in Poland of an extended American command at divisional level. In addition, Poland declared readiness to buy 32 fifth-generation multi-task F-35 planes.

Referring to the increased US military presence, Trump said at a press conference following his meeting with Duda that the deal concerned troops that could be transferred from Germany or elsewhere and that additional troops would not be deployed to Europe.