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NATO needs to take ‘firm and hard’ action during Warsaw summit: Polish president

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Roberto Galea 10.06.2016 16:17
Polish President Andrzej Duda has said that during a July summit in Warsaw the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) needs to take "firm" action to ensure peace.
President Andrzej Duda in Copenhagen on Friday. Photo: PAP/Jacek TurczykPresident Andrzej Duda in Copenhagen on Friday. Photo: PAP/Jacek Turczyk

“During the NATO summit in Warsaw [the Alliance] has to take firm and hard decisions, because it's the only way to ensure peace,” Duda said, speaking at a conference at the University of Copenhagen on Friday.

The president said he hopes NATO troops and military infrastructure in Central and Eastern Europe will increase in the coming months.

“We Poles have been in NATO since 1999. The problem was that, fundamentally, NATO was not within us, meaning that the presence of allied nations, and the armies of NATO countries on Polish territory, was only symbolic,” Duda said.

He added: “The deployment of NATO in the Baltic countries and Poland is a guarantee of security in this part of Europe, and I think if you look at history, we can safely say that the idea can be extended to most of Europe." (rg/pk)

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