The head of Polish diplomacy Szymon Szynkowski vel Sęk is on a visit to Brussels. The Belgian capital is hosting a meeting of NATO foreign ministers on 28-29 November.
The discussion at the meeting of the foreign ministers of the North Atlantic Alliance countries focuses on the Russian aggression against Ukraine and its consequences for the security of the Euro-Atlantic area. “The allies assured their willingness to continue the necessary assistance to Kyiv”, reported the Foreign Ministry.
Minister Szymon Szynkowski vel Sęk pointed out that the threat from Russia to security in Europe is long-term. Therefore, “the priority is the further adaptation of NATO’s collective defence, supported by an appropriate level of defence spending by all allies”. Poland is setting a positive example in this regard, allocating 4% of GDP to defence”, noted Szynkowski vel Sęk.
Preparations for the NATO Jubilee Summit in Washington next July are also being discussed in Brussels. The 75th anniversary of the North Atlantic Alliance, which occurs in 2024, should provide an opportunity to demonstrate the strength and unity of the transatlantic community against threats from Russia and in the face of other security challenges. In this context, it is particularly important to finalise Sweden’s accession to NATO as soon as possible, which Poland has been consistently striving for.
The Minister stressed the need to implement the decisions of the Madrid and Vilnius summits in terms of preparing a viable path towards Ukraine’s NATO membership.
According to the foreign ministry, the visit is also an opportunity for talks between the head of Polish diplomacy and other foreign ministers on ‘challenges related to threats concerning changes to EU European treaties’. Minister Szynkowski vel Sęk presented several arguments in favour of stopping these changes.