U.S. and Poland work together for world security

In February, more than 60 countries, along with representatives of the EU and NATO, attended the Warsaw Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East.

By ALEX WINSTON
August 6, 2019 15:58
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence delivers a speech during the Middle East summit in Warsaw, Poland

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence delivers a speech during the Middle East summit in Warsaw, Poland, February 14, 2019. (photo credit: KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS)

The United States and Poland have announced details of the upcoming Warsaw Process Working Groups. The groups will work in cooperation with several countries and organizations to advance security interests in the Middle East and to boost regional cooperation.

In February, more than 60 countries, along with representatives of the EU and NATO, attended the Warsaw Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East. After the forum, the US and Poland announced the establishment of seven groups for future cooperation.

The groups are: counter-terrorism and illicit finance, missile non‑proliferation, maritime and aviation security, cybersecurity, energy security, humanitarian issues and refugees, and human rights.

After the February meeting, the Polish Institute of International Affairs also announced its intention to work with a US think tank to convene a global forum called the Middle East Strategic Study Group.

South Korea will host the first working group on cybersecurity on October 7 and 8, followed by one on human rights by the US on October 10 and 11.

Bahrain will host the working group on maritime and aviation security on October 21 and 22. Poland will host the group on energy security on October 24 and 25, and Romania will host the missile proliferation group on November 14 and 15.  Details of the two additional working groups are yet to be announced.


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