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Warsaw meeting of the Weimar Triangle Security Secretaries

Thursday, 8 March 2012. Invited by the Head of the National Security Bureau, French Secretary General for Defence and Security Francis Delon and Secretary of the Federal Security Council Erich Vad met with President Bronisław Komorowski. This is a new formula for cooperation within the Weimar Triangle.

The first point of the agenda, i.e. the NATO summit, was discussed in the presence of president Bronisław Komorowski. The subjects covered in this context included Afghanistan, collective defense, NATO-Russia relations, and smart defence, as well as the need to amend the European Security Strategy. The parties exchanged their experiences in completing strategic reviews of security in their countries. President Bronisław Komorowski emphasized that the cooperation within the Weimar formula is very important for Polish and European security. “I am happy that the Weimar cooperation is extended by adding new formula of meetings of the heads of security councils of Poland, France and Germany. It is obvious that we want to develop Weimar cooperation, because of our geographical situation and Poland’s engagement in the European integration,” said the president.

He also indicated the need to deepen the integration in Europe. While the financial crisis has further exposed the need to carry out the process that will also include the ESS amendment. In the context of NATO summit in Chicago, president said that a discussion on the ISAF engagement in Afghanistan is needed. “We will try to convince our allies to complete consequently the allied strategy for Afghanistan developed during NATO summit in Lisbon in 2010,” he added.

Later on, the parties continued the meeting without the President’s presence, and discussed the strategic reviews of national security carried out in all three countries. The French side presented results of its review of national security matters in France. "We can say that all the factors analysed in France are also analysed by us in Poland. They include the Arab spring of nations, international financial crisis, new US strategy, new threats in cyberspace and in energy," Mr. Koziej said. He also added that the Polish document will be presented during the planned meeting in Paris in Autumn 2012. In Poland, the National Security Strategy is carried out under President’s auspices; the process is expected to be completed in Summer 2012.