Poland ends its military involvement in Afghanistan mission
June 10, 2014
Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski
Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski welcomed the last contingent of Polish troops coming back on Monday from the military mission in Afghanistan.
“You are coming back home, after an uneasy service, with honor, broad experience and higher skills”, Polish president told the soldiers.
President Komorowski, who took part in the welcoming ceremony of the 10th Armored Cavalry Brigade in Świetoszów, southwestern Poland said that the day when Poland ends its military part of Afghan mission is a good opportunity to thank the Polish soldiers.
“I would like to thank all the soldiers who for so many years served the mission in Afghanistan. In particular, I want to pay my tribute and share my warm feelings for the families of all the 43 soldiers who gave their lives during the service in Afghanistan”, Komorowski said.
He added that the soldiers gave proof that the Polish army is a credible ally of NATO.
Polish President also said that his country’s aim is for the NATO to return to “its fundamentals”, such as the Article 5 of the Washington Treaty, known as the "one-for-all and all-for-one" article.
The President also assured that the Polish government will fulfill its promise of increasing military spending to the level of 2% of GDP.