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Discussion concerning Afghanistan

On Thursday 12 November 2009 National Security Bureau held the second expert seminar entitled „Perspectives for the PMC mission in Afghanistan”. This time, the occasion for the debate was the anniversary of assuming the responsibility for security in the Afghan province of Ghazni, which was completed by the Polish Military Contingent.

The discussion was opened and the meeting lead by the Head of the National Security Bureau, Mr. Aleksander Szczyglo. Among the debate participants were the representatives of the Bureau and governmental institutions, i.e. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of National Defence, Intelligence Agency, Military Intelligence Service and Military Counterintelligence Service as well as PISM centre (think tank).

General Brigadier Cezary Podlasinski, head of the Command Centre in the Operational Command of the Polish Armed Forces and colonel Rajmund Andrzejczak, commander of the 4th and 5th shift of the PMC in Afghanistan shared their experiences.

Tthe seminar aimed at assesing the Polish participation in the ISAF mission in Afghanistan held under the auspices of NATO, a year after assuming the responsibility for the security in Ghazni province as well as determining the conditions necessary for the alliance operation to succeed.