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    Poland joined NATO 24 years ago

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    In 1999, Poland became a member of NATO, the greatest military alliance in history. 

    “One for all, all for one and so it has been for 24 years. Another anniversary of Poland’s accession to NATO – the largest and oldest defence alliance in history, which we have been writing together all this time, ensuring the security of citizens,”

    the head of the Ministry of Defence, Deputy Prime Minister Mariusz Blaszczak wrote on Twitter. 

    The feeling of security resulting from Poland’s participation in the world’s largest military alliance is also appreciated by the people. NATO today comprises 30 states.

    Today, as part of the celebration of the 24th anniversary of Poland’s accession to NATO, there was a training course at 1. Warsaw Armoured Division. Deputy Prime Minister Mariusz Blaszczak thanked the Polish and American instructors and soldiers from Allied countries for conducting exercises for the volunteers of “Train with NATO.” 

    NATO, or the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, is an intergovernmental military alliance established in 1949. Its primary purpose is to provide collective defence against external threats to its member states. NATO is composed of 30 member countries from North America and Europe, including the United States, Canada, and many European nations. The organization operates a range of military capabilities, including air and maritime patrols, and has played a key role in many international peacekeeping operations. Poland has been a member of NATO since 12 March 1999.

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