President talked with commanders of Polish military contingents abroad
President Andrzej Duda, who took part in a teleconference with commanders of Polish military contingents abroad, wanted to get acquainted with the activities of the Polish Military Contingent and convey Easter wishes to the soldiers - told the head of the National Security Bureau (BBN) Paweł Soloch.
On Wednesday, Polish President joined the commanders of the contingents in Afghanistan, Iraq, Estonia, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Lebanon, Latvia and Sicily. The commanders provided information on the situation in the areas where polish soldiers are stationed, also in connection with the coronavirus pandemic.
"President Andrzej Duda together with the First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda participated today in a videoconference with commanders of Polish military contingents. The conversation was also attended by the head of the Ministry of National Defense Mariusz Błaszczak, operational commander Gen. Tomasz Piotrowski and Army Field Bishop Brig. Gen. Tadeusz Guzdek" - Paweł Soloch told PAP.
He emphasized that the President visited Polish soldiers stationed abroad at least once a year. "So far, the president has visited soldiers on missions in Kuwait, Afghanistan, Latvia, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Sicily. The purpose of the visits was to celebrate holidays together, but also to show the importance that President Andrzej Duda attaches to the participation of Polish soldiers in military missions" - noted minister.
The Polish soldiers are participating in missions under the aegis of NATO, the EU and the UN, including as part of the increased NATO presence on the eastern flank.