NATO values Poland as a solid and important ally, NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday. March 12 marked the 19th anniversary of Poland's accession to the Alliance.
By spending at least 2 percent of its GDP on defence, Poland is a leader in NATO while the presence of Polish soldiers on foreign missions sends a signal that Poland cares for global and regional security, said Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak.
The Szczecin, northwest Poland-based NATO Multinational Corps North-East is ready to react immediately if necessary, duty means more than just words for NATO, the unit's commander General Manfred Hofmann said on Thursday.
The Polish and Slovakian parliaments should be more engaged in strengthening co-operation within the defence industry, Polish Sejm (lower house) Speaker Marek Kuchcinski said in Bratislava on Tuesday.
Fifty Polish and Arab cadets, students of the Polish Naval Academy in Gdynia (northern Poland), are taking part in a joint two-month-long training voyage from Gdynia to the Persian Gulf, on board the Polish training ship ORP "Wodnik".
The Multinational Division North East Headquarters in Elblag, north-east Poland, has been 90 percent-formed, and the process will probably be completed by the end of 2018, Deputy Defence Minister Wojciech Skurkiewicz said in parliament on Tuesday.
Some 120 Territorial Defense Force (WOT) soldiers took their oath in Sejny, north-east Poland on Sunday. They will serve in the 1st Podlaska WOT brigade.