Poland expects a permanent presence of NATO troops on its territory, said on Thursday the head of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski during a mutual press conference with Secretary General of the North Atlantic Commonwealth of Jens Stoltenberg.
NATO Secretary General is on a visit in Poland. Stoltenberg visited a military exercise Noble Jump and held dialogues with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of national defense of Poland Tomasz Semenyaka.
"Poland supports our expectations that the rotational presence of the allied forces on our territory, which we very much appreciate the joint effort, we can change the continuous presence" - said Komorowski.
According to the President of Poland, " NATO adequately responded to the dangers associated with Russia's aggression in Ukraine, and these trends began to have signs of permanent threats (from Russia) ". The situation in Ukraine, in the opinion of the head of Poland requires a permanent presence of NATO troops in Poland.
Komorowski recalled that he had invited NATO to hold the next summit of the North Atlantic Commonwealth in 2016 in the capital of Poland and expressed the hope that the very fact of its holding in Warsaw would mean " further strengthening of the Eastern flank of the Commonwealth, allied relations and solidarity ".
for its part, Stoltenberg drew attention to the " key role of Poland in NATO ", because that Warsaw will host the next summit of the North Atlantic Commonwealth. In addition, Poland has increased its defense spending to 2% of GDP.
Stoltenberg also met in the capital of Poland elected President of Poland Andrzej Duda, who won in the 2nd round of the presidential elections held on 24 may, gaining 51, 55 percent of the vote. The inauguration of the new President of Poland Andrzej Duda will be held August 6 at the General meeting of both chambers of the Polish Parliament.