Sejm passes NATO anniversary resolution

Sejm passes NATO anniversary resolution

The Polish Sejm recognises Poland’s membership in the North Atlantic Alliance as a mainstay of Poland’s national security alongside membership in the European Union, reads a special resolution passed Wednesday by the Sejm (lower house). 

fot.Tomasz Gzell/PAP/EPA

fot.Tomasz Gzell/PAP/EPA

The resolution, marking Wednesday’s 15th anniversary of Poland’s NATO accession, reminds that in the 1990s all political forces in Poland backed the country’s NATO accession regardless of political differences, which enhanced the accession process.

“The main political forces in the 1990s displayed a political maturity which led to the materialisation of one of the fundaments of Polish statehood”, the resolution reads.

The act’s authors also mention Poland’s EU membership as a second security guarantee and note that Poland’s involvement in the EU’s common foreign and security policy was complementary to its engagement in NATO.

“It lies in Poland’s interest to deepen cooperation within the EU common foreign and security policy, which is not pursued in competition to NATO but supplements the Alliance’s defensive capacity”, runs the resolution text.

Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary joined NATO in March 12, 1999 in Independence, Missouri. (PAP)

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