A group of Polish army officers are to travel to Albania to assess the scope of aid it can offer to Albania after the country suffered a major earthquake.
Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak said after the NATO summit in London that "the security of Poland and the eastern flank of the alliance have been ensured, also owing to Poland's activity." The Polish president's aide said the summit confirmed NATO's unity.
The confirmation of Poland's readiness to maintain the dynamics of actions in NATO was one of the subjects debated by a consultative meeting on Friday called by President Andrzej Duda ahead of the forthcoming NATO summit in London on December 3 and 4.
A flag-hoisting ceremony on Poland's new naval patrol ship, the Ślązak, took place on Thursday in the northern seaport of Gdynia. The ceremony coincided with the 101st anniversary of the Polish Navy.
This year's military parade on Polish Armed Forces Day on Aug. 15 will be held in Katowice, south Poland, to honour Silesia's residents, whose participation in the Silesian Uprisings showed that they wanted their region to be a part of Poland, the Polish defence minister said.
Poland and the United States are leaders when it comes to guaranteeing peace in Europe, US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher said on Monday in Gizycko (northeastern Poland), where she was attending a Polish-American military picnic.
US troops that are to be additionally deployed to Poland will participate in future editions of the Dragon defensive exercise, Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak said on Tuesday inspecting this year's Dragon-19 manoeuvres in north Poland.
Polish President Andrzej Duda will begin his six-day visit to the United States with a White House meeting with US President Donald Trump. The two officials are expected to discuss an increased US military presence in Poland that Warsaw has been advocating for.
The defence ministry is looking to replace its current fourth-generation F-16 planes for 32 new fifth-generation F-35a jets from US defence firm Lockheed Martin.
The US Air Force will send a team to Poland to present its multi-purpose F-35 fighter, Warsaw-visiting Secretary of the United States Air Force Heather Wilson informed on Thursday.
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