Polish Consulate hosts participants in the joint Poland-U.S. NATO Summit Lessons Learned Seminar


Polish Army officers along with representatives of some of Poland’s civilian agencies visited Chicago on April 4-7 2016 to take part in the joint Poland-U.S. NATO Summit Lessons Learned Seminar organized by the Illinois National Guard. Polish experts worked with their U.S. counterparts to exchange experience and good practices from the 2012 NATO Summit in Chicago and ahead of the 2016 NATO Summit in Warsaw.
At the invitation of the Consul of the Republic of Poland in Chicago Robert Rusiecki participants in the seminar paid a visit to the Consulate to sum up the seminar and meet with i.a. Polish veterans of WWII or members of the Polish Army Historical Association.

 Addressing those gathered at the Consulate, Consul Rusiecki underscored the productive 23-year-long cooperation between the Polish Army and the Illinois National Guard. Consul Rusiecki also stressed the important role of the Polish-US military cooperation and Poland-US bilateral relations.
Brigadier General Michael Zerbonia emphasized the crucial role of Poland among NATO members and praised Poland as “the best among the United States’ allies” while the Polish General Adam Joks, thanking for the seminar, admitted that it offered many new invaluable perspectives ahead of the 2016 Warsaw NATO Summit.

The next NATO Summit will be held in Warsaw on July 8-9, 2016. Poland has been a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization since March 12, 1999.

The Consulate’s website: www.chicago.mfa.gov.pl

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