Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of National Defense, signed a letter of intent in Brussels with the Minister of Defense of the Netherlands, Kajsa Ollongren, and the Deputy Minister of Defense of Germany, Siemtje Möller, regarding the procedures for moving troops. – This letter of intent will increase the effectiveness of our operations – said Kosiniak-Kamysz.
The signing of the document is intended to contribute to the unification of procedures when planning and implementing the movement of military units through the territory of the three countries.
– Currently, the effectiveness of military mobility is hampered by the varying administrative requirements of countries. They limit the crossing of borders, and yet in the light of what is being conducted conflict in Ukraine we know how important it is to move efficiently within the European Union – said Kosiniak-Kamysz at the signing ceremony.
– Administrative matters often cover what is important – operational efficiency. This letter of intent will increase the effectiveness of our activities, he added.
“We want our initiative to be a good example for other NATO countries”
He emphasized that the proposed solutions developed thanks to this cooperation will create opportunities not only for the three countries, but also for the entire European Union to build more effective solutions in the area of military mobility.
– We want our initiative to be a good example for others NATO countries, but also the European Union, to implement the solutions we have developed or adopt others based on our work. I hope that in the future they will also allow for the unification of procedures throughout the European Union and NATO, he pointed out.
On January 30-31 in Brussels, Kosiniak-Kamysz takes part in an informal meeting of EU defense ministers organized by the Belgian Presidency.
Main photo source: Bundeswehr / Marco Dorow