First Defence Capability and Industrial Dialogue
During the first visit of Sebastian Chwalek to the United Kingdom in his new role as Deputy Minister of the Polish Ministry of National Defence, he held meetings with Minister for Defence Procurement Gutto Bebb, including the first Defence Capability and Industrial Dialogue.
The dialogue, which was established last December, alongside the joint signing of the UK-Poland Treaty on Defence and Security Co-operation, provides a framework for defence cooperation in areas such as training, information sharing and capability development, and was the second such treaty to be signed with a European Union nation, after France.
“Meeting with Minister Sebastian Chwalek today has not only strengthened our ties with Poland, but provided both governments a great opportunity to speak about future defence relationships. Our defence and security cooperation is already strong, and this partnership between the two countries has real potential to benefit both our forces and our national interests going forward. Today’s meeting builds on the common ground we share, including the deployment of our troops to Poland under NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence in the country, as we work together to protect our shared values, national security and people,” Mr. Bebb commented.