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New NATO chief in Warsaw

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Peter Gentle 06.10.2014 09:50
NATO's new secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg is meeting President Komorowski and Prime Minister Kopacz in Warsaw, Monday, to discuss strengthening the alliance's eastern flank.

President Bronisław Komorowski (left) with new NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg in Warsaw, Monday morning: photo - PAP/Paweł Supernak

Jens Stoltenberg, a former Norwegian prime minister, is also having talks with defence minister Tomasz Siemoniak and Poland's new foreign minister Grzegorz Schetyna.

Following the NATO summit in Wales in September, the new NATO chief will be discussing the formation of a rapid reaction force in the central and eastern European region.

“Poland and the rest of NATO's allies can feel safe. NATO is the most powerful alliance in the history of mankind. The principle is simple: all for one, and one for all,” the secretary-general has told the TVP broadcaster.

“Secretary Stoltenberg, as the former prime minister of Norway, understands well the threats that Eastern Europe is facing,” Minister Siemoniak said on Sunday in the wake of the crisis in eastern Ukraine.

Stoltenberg took over as head of the alliance from Anders Fogh Rasmussen on 1 October. (pg)

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