Poland will contribute to NATO's ‘Four 30s’ readiness plan: defence minister
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Poland will contribute to enhancing the combat readiness of NATO troops in Europe as part of the alliance’s new “Four 30s” initiative, the country’s defence minister has said.
Polish President Andrzej Duda (left), his chief of staff Krzysztof Szczerski (centre), and Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak (right) before the start of NATO's Brussels summit on Wednesday. PAP/Radek Pietruszka
Speaking on the first day of a two-day summit of NATO leaders in Brussels, Mariusz Błaszczak said that NATO’s US-designed “Four 30s” European readiness initiative “is a very important project because it guarantees an effective response to a crisis situation."
"We are very active in supporting our allies because we expect solidarity from them," Błaszczak said, as quoted by public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency.
Heads of state and government from 29 NATO countries meeting in Brussels on Wednesday approved the "Four 30s" plan to have 30 troop battalions, 30 aircraft squadrons and 30 warships ready to deploy within 30 days by 2020 to combat any threats, amid fears of an aggressive Russia, the IAR news agency reported.