Germany, Poland reaffirm security cooperation in joint action plan

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Germany and Poland agreed to discuss boosting defense cooperation to deter Russia’s threat to the region, including a stronger NATO presence on the eastern flank and the coordination of Ukraine aid, in a joint action plan presented on Tuesday.

“We will endeavor to ensure transatlantic political unity and an optimal military presence of the North American allies in Europe, including the eastern flank,” said the plan seen by Reuters.

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Both countries also said they would deepen their cooperation at the government level to provide military assistance to Ukraine, including on repairing and maintaining Leopard 2 tanks.

Poland is also considering participating in Berlin’s European Sky Shield Initiative, the plan said.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz was in Warsaw on Tuesday to meet with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk and take part in intergovernmental consultations between the countries’ cabinets, the first such meeting since 2018.

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