NATO's policy good for Polish security: Minister

The direction that NATO is heading in is good for Poland's security, Defense Minister Mariusz Błaszczak said on Wednesday morning before his departure for a NATO summit in Brussels.

Leaders of NATO member states will discuss ways to increase the Alliance's defense capabilities, Minister Błaszczak said.

“These issues were discussed in June at a NATO defense ministers’ summit,” the minister said.

“I believe that it is a good direction, that the initiatives which are going to be presented to country leaders are very valuable for Poland's security.”

In this context, the Polish defense minister mentioned an initiative under which land, air, and navy forces would be ready to respond in a crisis situation within 30 days.

Poland is preparing to take an active part in the initiative, the minister said.

Another initiative concerns the establishment of two strategic headquarters, one to manage transport and the other one to deal with logistics issues.

Poland has prepared an agenda of bilateral meetings for the summit, including with its key ally, the US, the minister said.