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Polish Deputy Prime Minister Tomasz Siemoniak Visited Berlin for the Security Discussions

October 31st, 2014
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News from Berlin- The Polish Minister of National Defense visited Berlin on October 29th as an honorary host of the conference organized by the Federal Defense Forces of Germany (Bundeswehr). The conference was honored also with a visit from Chairman of the Federal Minister of Defense of Germany, Mrs. Ursula von der Leyen.

The goal of this conference organized every two years was to engage in a discussion about the contemporary problems of the defense and security policy as well as other challenges for Bundeswehr. This conference was also happy to host the officers of NATO, higher commanders of Bundeswehr and representatives of the Bundestag.

During the bilateral discussion between the politicians, they discussed the possible implementation of the agreements assigned at the NATO summit in Wales, which was held in September this year and also about increasing NATO allies presence in the Eastern Europe. In this context the ministers discussed the case for strengthen Szczecin North- East corps. Additionally, the ministers signed an agreement called the “Intention Letter” about the cooperation between the armies of the both countries. A similar agreement already exists between the navys of both countries. This letter facilitates a development of the mutual educational activities and a mutual exchange of the corps during military exercises. Minister Siemoniak emphasized his expectations about intensifying the practical function of the corps.

Deputy Minister Siemoniak also invited the Chairman of the Federal Minister of Defense of Germany for meeting that would take place next year in March 2015.

The full program of the event:

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