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  • 6 November 2018

    Enhanced bilateral cooperation between Poland and the US and current challenges to Euro-Atlantic security were the major topics of the Polish-US Strategic Cooperation Consultative Group (SCCG) meeting on 5 November.

    The meeting was hosted by Under Secretary for Security matters Bartosz Cichocki. The American delegation was headed by Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security in the US State Department, Andrea L. Thompson.

     

    Bilateral cooperation on security policy aiming at a US military presence in Poland, establishment of a missile defence installation in Poland as well as defence industries cooperation was discussed in detail. - Despite the fact that Polish-American Alliance has never been so close, we are looking at possibilities of strengthening it for the benefit of our both countries and democratic community. Political leadership and military engagement of the United States in Europe are indispensable for maintaining peace and security on the so-called Old Continent, and for containing negative tendencies that might pose a challenge for global interests of the United States – vice-minister Cichocki underlined.

     

    Discussions in Warsaw also focused on cooperation between NATO and the European Union, the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and preparations for the next NPT Review Conference. Particular attention was given to the nuclear programmes of Iran and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The ongoing crisis of the INF Treaty, caused by the Russian Federation, was also discussed.

     

    The SCCG is a major forum of a dialogue promoting strategic partnership in the area of security between Poland and the United States. The group was set up under the Declaration on Strategic Cooperation between the Republic of Poland and the United States of America signed on 20 August 2008. The validity of SCCG was affirmed by the Declaration signed on September 18, 2018 in Washington by the Presidents of Poland and the United States entitled “Safeguarding freedom, building prosperity through Poland-US Strategic Partnership”.

     

     

    Joint Statement following the Annual Bilateral U.S.-Polish Strategic Cooperation Consultative Group (SCCG)

     

     

    MFA Press Office

     

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