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Jun 22 2020

"Cornerstone in the defence of North eastern Europe" - General Vollmer visits Poland

Brunssum, the Netherlands – Monday 22nd June, General Jörg Vollmer, visited Poland during his first foreign trip as the commander of Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum (JFCBS).  

General Vollmer travelled to Poland for a meeting with the Chief of Defence, General Rajmund Andrzejczak, followed by a meeting with the commander of the Polish Armed Forces Operational Command, Lieutenant General Tomasz Piotrowski. 

Poland is a cornerstone in our defence of North Eastern Europe
  

During the meeting with General Andrzejczak, General Vollmer articulated JFCBS’s role and responsibilities and discussed Poland’s robust contribution to the Northern part of NATO’s implementation area as an important ally.

"Poland is a cornerstone in our defence of North Eastern Europe", General Vollmer said during the official press conference, highlighting Poland's commitment in building up their NATO portions, especially to the NATO Command Structure and the enhanced Forward Presence (eFP).

Poland is playing a key role in JFCBS’s area of responsibility; they not only contribute troops to the Canadian-led NATO eFP Battle Group in Latvia, but are also hosting the US-led eFP Battle Group on their own soil. Poland is also contributing to the NATO Force Structure, hosting the Headquarters of the Multinational Corps North-East in Szczecin and the Multinational Division in Elblag. On top of this, they provide the Special Forces Headquarters and the Chemical Biological Radioactive Nuclear (CBRN) Task Force for the current NATO Response Force (NRF) 2020 stand-by period.

Story by JFC Brunssum Public Affairs Office

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