The U.S. Embassy in Poland announced today that negotiations on an Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) have been completed.
The EDCA provides for the required legal framework, infrastructure, and equitable burden-sharing to respect and defend both nations' sovereignty and deepen our defense cooperation to address a wide range of regional security issues, advance the National Defense Strategy and strengthen NATO.
“A deeper, more collaborative U.S.-Poland security partnership is critical in meeting current security threats and challenges,” said U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jessica Meyeraan, USEUCOM's deputy director of partnering, security cooperation and missile defense. “Each day our U.S. service members in Poland stand united with our Allies, determined to defend NATO territory and deter aggression from any adversary.”
“The EDCA will implement the joint vision of our two presidents to enhance the U.S. presence in Poland,” U.S. Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher wrote. “Thank you to all on both sides who worked so hard on this.”
Poland’s Minister of National Defense Mariusz Blaszczak emphasized the importance of this agreement to the nation’s security, saying that “we’ll soon sign final agreement on the endured presence of U.S. troops in Poland.”