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    President Duda: Poland, a Bulwark of NATO Security

    President Andrzej Duda, following his significant meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels, proudly asserted Poland’s indispensable role in safeguarding the Alliance’s security.

    In his robust statement, President Duda underlined Poland’s dual role as both a recipient and provider of security within NATO. “Poland stands as a crucial cornerstone on NATO’s eastern flank, ensuring security not only for ourselves but also for our fellow nations in the region,” he asserted emphatically.

    President Duda Acknowledges NATO’s Vital Role in Ensuring Polish Security

    Expressing gratitude for NATO’s military presence on Polish soil, President Duda emphasized the profound impact it has on the nation’s sense of safety and security. “The presence of Alliance soldiers in Poland has bolstered our national defence and instilled a profound sense of security among our citizens,” he remarked.

    President Duda also commended recent decisions made within NATO, notably the establishment of the NATO-Ukraine training centre in Bydgoszcz and the creation of a cutting-edge research and development centre at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow. These initiatives, he stressed, underscore NATO’s unwavering commitment to fortifying regional defence capabilities.

    Duda’s Call for Strengthened NATO Support and Defence Investment

    Grateful for NATO’s steadfast support for Ukraine, President Duda expressed optimism about the impact of forthcoming ammunition deliveries to bolster Ukraine’s defence capabilities. “We remain hopeful that these substantial ammunition deliveries will serve as a deterrent against further Russian aggression and contribute to Ukraine’s resilience,” he asserted.

    Furthermore, President Duda hailed NATO’s pledge of significant financial assistance totalling $100 billion over the coming years, recognizing its instrumental role in enhancing regional security. “This substantial financial commitment underscores NATO’s unwavering dedication to reinforcing collective defence efforts and promoting stability in the region,” he stated.

    Echoing the sentiments of NATO’s collective defence doctrine, President Duda emphasized the critical importance of increased defence spending among member states. “I call upon all NATO allies to meet the minimum defence spending threshold of 3 percent of GDP, ensuring that our collective security policy remains robust and effective,” he urged.

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