Poland's National Security Bureau head holds talks before NATO summit

Minister Soloch also held working meetings with NATO ambassadors of the Bucharest Nine to discuss the positions of NATO's eastern flank countries before the summit. Darek Delmanowicz/PAP

Head of the National Security Bureau (BBN) Pawel Soloch paid a visit to NATO Headquarters where he forwarded the position of President Andrzej Duda, ahead of the NATO summit which will take place in London in early December, the BBN announced on Wednesday.

His talks concerned, among other topics, strengthening NATO cohesion, defence planning and spending, implementation of the Four Thirties Readiness Plan and NATO-Russia relations.

During the visit, which took place on November 25-26, the head of the BBN met with, among other officials, NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana, Assistant Secretary General for Operations John Manza, Assistant Secretary General for Defence Policy and Planning Patrick Turner and Deputy Chairman of the NATO Military Committee General Scott Kindsvater.

Minister Soloch also held working meetings with NATO ambassadors of the Bucharest Nine (Poland, Romania, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Bulgaria) to discuss the positions of NATO's eastern flank countries before the summit. He also met with Polish officers serving in NATO and European Union organisations.

The meeting of heads of state and governments of NATO countries will take place on December 3-4.