Talks with US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher touched on many subjects, including the threat to CEE of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, defence, and business contacts between the two countries, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said in New York on Thursday.
In 2017, arms exports from Poland amounted to 472.2 million euros, 23% more than the previous year. The country’s Strategic Defence Review now foresees spending a total over 1 trillion złoty on defence up to 2032.
This week brought the announcement of two European security initiatives, which appear to be leading in similar yet separate directions.
Closer cooperation in defence and the arms industry was the topic of Tuesday talks in Warsaw between Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak and Chief of Staff of the Pakistani Armed Forces Qamar Javed Bajwa.
Minister of Defence Mariusz Błaszczak said on Monday that more can be and needs to be done for veterans of foreign missions.
Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said on Friday he was pleased with the talks he conducted during his two-day official visit to the United States, which showed US appreciation for "the very good military cooperation" between the two countries.
Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak met US National Security Advisor John Bolton during his official visit to the United States on Thursday. The two officials discussed security issues, including a stronger presence of US troops in Poland.
US Navy destroyer USS Farragut will moor at the northern Polish port of Gdynia's French Quay on Friday afternoon for a three-day working visit. She will sail on Sunday.
The third rotation of soldiers from NATO's Multinational Battalion Combat Group started their tours of duty on Friday in Bemowo Piskie (northeastern Poland). Like their predecessors, the new units from the USA, UK, Romania and Croatia will spend six months in Poland.
The US State Department said in a Wednesday statement that the signing by Poland and the US of a contract for the purchase of the Patriot defence system "will strengthen the security and capabilities of the United States, Poland and NATO along the Alliance's Eastern Flank".