Polish President, NATO Secretary General discuss summit decisions
At their face-to-face meeting in Warsaw late on Thursday, Polish President Andrzej Duda and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discussed the implementation of last year's NATO summit decisions, the Polish President's Office has announced.
The NATO chief started his Polish visit by meeting the Polish head of state in Warsaw's Belweder Palace on Thursday evening. After their meeting, Stoltenberg and Duda headed a plenary meeting attended by Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski, Duda's chief aide Krzysztof Szczerski and National Security Bureau head Pawel Soloch.
"The talks were an opportunity to sum up the state of implementation of the decisions made at the NATO summit in Warsaw last year and to present the expectations towards next year's meeting of the Alliance's country leaders in Brussels", the Office said in a communique.
President Duda thanked the NATO chief for efficient deployment of NATO's Enhanced Forward Presence forces in the region, the Office added.
"The officials agreed that the current security situation necessitates the continuation of the Alliance's adaptation effort and further consolidation of its deterrence and defence posture. They stressed the importance of maintaining strong transatlantic ties and permanent presence of US forces in Europe", the Office stressed.
The leaders also discussed tangible security challenges in NATO's eastern and southern neighbourhood, including the future relations with Russia and the "need to keep the allies determined to fight the terrorist threat together", the Office added.