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Poland, UK to sign defence partnership deal: Polish defence minister

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Victoria Bieniek 13.10.2017 12:06
A Polish-British defence partnership treaty “combining all aspects of national security” will be signed in Warsaw in December, Polish Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz has said.
Minister Antoni Macierewicz. Photo: mon.gov.plMinister Antoni Macierewicz. Photo: mon.gov.pl

Macierewicz was in London on Thursday together with Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski for talks with their British counterparts.

The Polish defence minister said talks focused on Polish, British, and global security issues, including cybersecurity. Meanwhile, Macierewicz said a Russian cyber attack had been warded off in Poland.

Macierewicz said cybersecurity was being researched jointly by Warsaw's Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University and Oxford University.

The meeting also discussed the conflict in Ukraine and ties with Russia.

Macierewicz said that London confirmed its commitment to bolstering NATO's eastern flank under a decision taken at the alliance's 2016 summit.

NATO members agreed to deploy four multinational battalion battle groups to Poland and three Baltic countries which fear potential Russian aggression following Moscow's annexation of Crimea in 2014. (vb/pk)

Source: PAP

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