WASHINGTON--Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. Patrick S. Ryder provided the following readout:
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. met Sept. 29 with the Polish Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Rajmund Andrzejczak, as well as the Polish Minister of National Defense Mariusz Błaszczak, in Warsaw, Poland.
Gen. Dunford congratulated Lt. Gen. Andrzejczak on his appointment as the Polish Chief of Defense. The two leaders discussed numerous issues of mutual interest, to include opportunities for closer cooperation. Gen. Dunford thanked Lt. Gen. Andrzejczak for his nation’s contributions to the Resolute Support mission, Operation Inherent Resolve, the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine, and for hosting both NATO and U.S. forces in Poland.
Poland is an important NATO ally and leader in NATO defense and deterrence activities in the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe.
The U.S. and Poland share a strong defense relationship and cooperate on a wide range of programs. The strength of the U.S.-Poland relationship benefits the security of Europe at large.