US ambassador hails Polish-US military cooperation ratification bill

On Thursday Poland's Sejm, lower house, passed a law empowering the president to ratify the new Polish-American military cooperation deal, which foresees an increase in the number of US soldiers stationed in Poland. Wojciech Olkuśnik/PAP

US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher, addressing Polish Defence Ministry Mariusz Błaszczak in a Friday tweet, praised their joint efforts leading to the conclusion of the new Polish-US Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA).

"Minister @mblaszczak, I'm so proud of the work we've done together! The EDCA, one of the most important agreements signed in the history of our defense cooperation, will become reality. It will shape PL-US defense cooperation for decades to come," Mosbacher tweeted.

On Thursday Poland's Sejm, lower house, passed a law empowering the president to ratify the new Polish-American military cooperation deal, which foresees an increase in the number of US soldiers stationed in Poland.

The agreement was signed in Warsaw on August 15 by Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, complementary to a declaration last year by the presidents of the two countries, which heralded an increase in US troop numbers in Poland from 4,500 by at least 1,000.