Head of Polish National Security Bureau meets with ARRC
INNSWORTH, United Kingdom - The head of the Polish National Security Bureau Pawel Soloch met with British Lieutenant General Tim Radford, commander of Headquarters Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, and his command team, to speak about the converging interests of the two countries, Poland's commitment to NATO and the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence, here, March 1.
The visit is part of Soloch's wider engagement programme to the UK. This week he also met UK National Security Advisor Sir Mark Lyall Grant, visited NATO's Allied Maritime Command in Northwood, and several other government departments to reinforce the strong relationship between the two NATO allies.
Poland's strategic location has made it an important part of the four-country block that represents NATO's strengthened deterrence and defense posture, the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence. Later this year the US is scheduled to lead a battlegroup in Poland with contribution from a British Light Cavalry Squadron and Romania as part of eFP.
"The ARRC was honoured to welcome Mr Pawel Soloch, Head of Poland's National Security Bureau, to Imjin Barracks," said Radford. "Today's meeting reinforced our commitment to further cooperation between the ARRC and the Polish Armed forces in the future."
Poland's permanent contribution of officers to the ARRC is one example of commitment as the HQ remains on standby in the NATO Response Force this year.
Story by Allied Rapid Reaction Corps Public Affairs Office