Polish troops to stay in Balkans 'as long as necessary': defence minister
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Polish soldiers will stay in the Balkans as long as necessary, Poland’s Defence Minister Antoni Maciereiwcz said after meeting his Albanian counterpart in Tirana on Tuesday.
Minister Antoni Macierewicz. Photo: mon.gov.pl
Poland has about 270 troops serving in Kosovo as peacekeepers in the NATO-led Kosovo Force.
Macierewicz said Poland was aware that Albania was key to stability in the Balkans and to stopping "a wave of terrorism".
Albanian Defence Minister Olta Xhaçka thanked Poland for supporting Kosovo’s independence, adding that Poland's armed forces were contributing to the stability of the whole region. (vb/pk)