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Poland, Finland to counter hybrid, cyber threats together

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Grzegorz Siwicki 27.09.2017 17:20
Poland and Finland on Wednesday signed a deal to work together in countering hybrid and cyber threats.
Antoni Macierewicz. Photo: PAP/Rafał GuzAntoni Macierewicz. Photo: PAP/Rafał Guz

The framework agreement, which was inked by the two countries’ defence ministers, also provides for the exchange of information and technological cooperation.

"This agreement is of special importance to all Baltic Sea countries, but also the entire European Union,” Poland’s Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz said after the signing in Helsinki.

Speaking at a joint press conference with his Finnish counterpart Jussi Niinistö, Macierewicz added the agreement would strengthen the defence capabilities of both nations.

According to Macierewicz, the deal “maps out the main threats and dangers facing Finland, Poland, the eastern flank [of NATO] and the whole of Europe today.”

Macierewicz also said that "the new historical situation" requires closer cooperation by all countries that “share the values of the West.”

Finland’s Niinistö said that both Poland and Finland faced similar challenges in security policy due to their location on the Baltic Sea. (gs/pk)

Source: PAP

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