Security official says Poland wants to speed up arms purchases
Pawel Soloch, the head of Poland's National Security Bureau (BBN), said on Thursday that Poland wants to accelerate its purchases of arms and military equipment, and maybe a special agency will be set up for this purpose.
The BBN chief was speaking to the wpolityce.pl web portal ahead of the annual meeting of top military personnel and Defence Ministry officials, scheduled for later on Thursday.
President Andrzej Duda, who oversees the BBN, was set to take part, as well as Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak.
Soloch said both politicians had "reached consensus" and would soon make joint statements on how to reform the Polish army's command and control system.
Another key topic of the annual meeting was to be the modernisation of the army.
"We want to accelerate the pace of buying equipment and armaments," the official explained.
"Minister Blaszczak has some concrete ideas in this respect, such as setting up an armaments agency," the BBN chief said.