President: declaration of Bucharest Nine shows solidarity within NATO

President Klaus Iohannis and President Andrzej Duda Jacek Turczyk/PAP

The Declaration of the Bucharest Nine, adopted at Friday's summit, is an expression of solidarity within NATO and a responsible approach to security-related matters, Polish President Andrzej Duda said at a joint conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis.

The summit of the countries making up NATO's eastern flank, the so-called Bucharest Nine was held on Friday in Warsaw, which is to be the contribution of the region to the provisions of the July summit of the North Atlantic Alliance in Brussels.

"(The declaration) is concerned with the armed conflict in Ukraine, which remains permanently unresolved, it also considers the situation in the Middle East, this is why it is not only an expression of our responsibility and a serious approach to security matters and the functioning of the Alliance, but also for the time being, another demonstration of solidarity within the North Atlantic Alliance(...)," Duda said.

The Polish head of state informed that the next session of the Bucharest Nine summit will be held later on Friday by Romanian President Klaus Iohannis at the Royal Castle in Warsaw.