You are here: Home » News-IANS » Politics
Business Standard

US to deploy 1,000 more troops to Poland: White House

IANS  |  Washington 

The has announced that the US would deploy 1,000 additional troops to Poland, a move that might raise security concerns from

"The US and have agreed on a framework to deploy an additional 1,000 troops to Poland," the said in a statement on Wednesday.

announced earlier on Wednesday during a joint press conference with his visiting Polish counterpart that the infrastructure for the 1,000 American troops would be constructed by the Polish government, "at no cost to the US".

Duda said that the increased US military presence in is necessary to defend against and solidify Poland's ties to the West.

Poland, which joined the NATO in 1999, currently hosts around 4,500 US troops. It has been lobbying for a permanent American military base on Polish soil, even offering to pay $2 billion in costs.

Trump recognized Warsaw's decision to purchase 32 fighter jets. A US fighter conducted a flyover of the right before the joint news conference began.

Trump praised Poland's fulfilment of the commitment to spending more than 2 per cent of its GDP on defence, which his administration has repeatedly demanded for other NATO allies.

Trump also noted that he was "seriously" considering visiting in September.

and have been strengthening their security and diplomatic ties. The two countries are on the same page on multiple regional issues such as nuclear issue, alleged Russia's threat as well as the 2 pipeline project.

has voiced concerns about Warsaw's intentions, saying NATO's expansion toward Russia's borders would destabilize

--IANS

ksk

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, June 13 2019. 08:32 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU