05 V 2017

Talks with Secretary Mattis

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On Friday, May 5th, US Secretary of Defence General James Mattis made a call to the Minister of National Defense Antoni Macierewicz. The conversation lasted 30 minutes.
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The discussion was concentrated on the security situation in the region with particular emphasis on the dangers to the Eastern flank, role of Poland, Baltic states and Romania also US troops stationed in Poland. US Secretary of Defence has confirmed support for Ukraine's independence and integrity.

During the talks, General James Mattis and Mr. Antoni Macierewicz also discussed about terrorist threat and the military actions of North Korea.

General Mattis stressed remarkable level of cooperation between the United States and Poland, he also expressed support for spending by 2% of GDP on defense. In this context, the talks raised the issue of Poland's acquisition of the Patriot system and US support for specific terms of the agreement for Poland.

The ministers also discussed about the next rotation of US troops after 2018 and the transfer of the command division from Germany to Poland. General James Mattis announced support for the Multinational North-East Command in Elblag (MND NE).

The conversation also concerned the meeting both ministers in the United States. General Mattis invited Minister of National Defence Antoni Macierewicz for a meeting in Washington, DC.

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