Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence Mariusz Błaszczak held a meeting on Thursday (Feb 2) with Croatian Defence Minister Mario Banožić in Zagreb. The main topics of this visit are the situation in the Western Balkans, support for Ukraine and bilateral cooperation.
The head of the Ministry of Defense noted the efforts of Poland and Croatia in modernizing the armed forces and the possible cooperation between the two countries in this regard.
The bilateral talks included the issue of support for Ukraine, attacked by Russia in February 2022. In addition, the ministers discussed the situation in the Western Balkans, cooperation within the framework of NATO and the European Union, with particular emphasis on participation in the Enhanced Forward Presence – NATO (eFP) and the mission for Ukraine (Military Support Mission for Ukraine / EUMAM Ukraine). Mutual military cooperation between the two countries was also one of the topics of the meeting.
Poland and Croatia are strategic partners and allies. Today’s meeting reaffirmed our commitment to developing military, both bilateral and within NATO cooperation,” said Croatian Defense Minister Mario Banožić.