Five hundred soldiers of the US armored forces deployed to Europe as part of the Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise (EDRE) will exercise at Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, north-west Poland, from July 14 to August 23, the Polish defence ministry said on Friday.
Polish authorities have donated 1,000 litres of disinfectants to Iraq for use in the battle against the COVID-19 epidemic, NATO has announced. Earlier, Poland had also sent 50,000 protective masks to Iraq.
Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak announced on Wednesday that he had recommended Rajmund Andrzejczak, chief of the general staff of the Polish armed forces, to take up the position of Chairman of NATO's Military Committee.
As part of Allied solidarity and support to the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO) members and partner countries, Poland has recently provided medical aid to Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NATO wrote on Monday.
Poland's Chief of the General Staff, General Rajmund Andrzejczak and Jörg Vollmer, Commander of the Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum met in Warsaw on Monday to discuss NATO's operational plans and allied defense capabilities in north-eastern Europe.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday that he had talked with President Andrzej Duda about NATO's response to COVID-19, as well as about transatlantic ties, ahead of the Polish president's visit to Washington.
Modified Polish-US DEFENDER-Europe 20 Plus military exercises with the participation of armed forces are essential to ensure reliability, combat capacity and deterrence, the commanders of the Defender-Europe 20 Plus exercise have said.
Poland is convincing NATO allies, including the United States, to increase the US military presence in Poland in order to strengthen the Alliance's eastern flank, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Sunday.
Polish President Andrzej Duda on Monday assured Poles that NATO, despite the pandemic, was working efficiently.
Poland is ceasing to be a second category member of the North Atlantic Alliance, Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said on Monday commenting on Reuters agency report that some of 9,500 US soldiers to be pulled out from Germany will be transferred to Poland.