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    Poland and South Korea Strengthen Defense Cooperation

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    Poland and South Korea are entering a new phase of cooperation that involves the production of Korean military equipment in Poland, announced Poland’s Minister of National Defense, Mariusz Błaszczak, during a press conference on Thursday. He also revealed plans for joint military exercises featuring Korean equipment in mid-September.

    In a meeting between the defense ministers of Poland and South Korea, Mariusz Błaszczak and Lee Jong-sup, held in Warsaw, discussions centered on bilateral military relations, technical modernization, and continued defense collaboration.

    Advancements in Military Technology

    Minister Błaszczak emphasized the significant strides made by Poland and South Korea in enhancing the security landscape through practical defense policies. During the August 15th parade, Poland showcased state-of-the-art Korean military hardware, including K2 tanks, K9 self-propelled howitzers, and FA-50 fighter aircraft.

    Błaszczak announced plans for the second phase of collaboration: producing Korean military equipment in Poland. Moreover, joint exercises and demonstrations of Poland’s defense capabilities using Korean equipment are scheduled for September 17th in Orzysz and Bemowo Piskie, under the banner of “Autumn Fire.” The event will also feature the Chunmoo missile launchers with a range of up to 300 kilometers.

    International Arms Trade Showcase

    In addition, the Defense Industry Expo in Kielce, scheduled for early September, will see South Korea as the featured country, showcasing its military equipment.

    Minister Lee Jong-sup expressed his commitment to promoting peace through Polish-Korean cooperation. He highlighted the strengthened strategic partnership in defense, trade, investment, and infrastructure between the two nations following a recent summit between their presidents.

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