Poland hopes for permanent U.S. military presence

© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli in photobackpack American air defense missiles patriot in Poland. Archive photoPoland hopes for permanent U.S. military presence© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli the image Bank

Poland insists on the constant presence of the military contingent of the USA, said Saturday the Minister of foreign Affairs Jacek Czaputowicz.

«The presence in Poland of an American soldier gives us, the poles, the sense of security for which we are grateful,» said Czaputowicz after a meeting of Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Moravcova with U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson in Warsaw.

«We hope that this presence will be permanent», he added.

Also the Polish Minister is hoping for serious U.S. participation in the modernization of the Polish army. He noted that there will soon be implemented in several contracts, including for the supply of Patriot missile defense systems.

Currently in Poland hosted the American mechanized brigade numbering 3.5 thousand people.