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    Poland in NATO is strong, credible and united 

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    Mateusz Morawiecki, Polish prime minister, declared on Sunday that the country’s military should be sufficiently powerful to discourage any potential aggressors.

    Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Minister of Defense Mariusz Błaszczak gathered with individuals partaking in the “Train with NATO” endeavour while visiting the 1st Warsaw Armoured Brigade in Wesola, Warsaw.

    This project is a commemorative military training program for civilians to celebrate the 24th anniversary of Poland’s accession to NATO.

    “Poland is part of NATO, the strongest military alliance in the history of the world. That is why we are safe,”

    Morawiecki said.

    He added that exercises under the “Train with NATO” project are organised by those who took part in military missions.

    “I am glad that young people understand and feel what the value of independence and freedom is all about. Thank you to all those who engage in activities like “Train with NATO” and inspire their fellow peers,”

    he said. 

    “Building a strong army begins with strong public finances. It is from the Polish budget that we finance the Polish army today, purchases abroad, and recapitalisation of our Polish armaments’ plants,”

    Morawiecki said.

    In March 2022, President Andrzej Duda of Poland put his signature to a fresh Homeland Defence law in order to expand the Polish military to 300,000 soldiers and to up defence expenditure to at least 3 per cent of GDP in 2023. At the close of January 2023 Prime Minister Morawiecki revealed that Poland is intending to expend up to 4 per cent of its GDP on defence this year, a figure which could be the highest among all NATO countries.

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