Polish Radio
March 3, 2023

Polish, Romanian, Turkish national security advisers discuss support for Ukraine

National security advisers from Poland, Romania and Turkey have met for talks to discuss support for Ukraine, an upcoming NATO summit and trilateral cooperation, according to officials.

Poland’s Jacek Siewiera, Romania’s Ion Oprisor and Turkey’s Seyfullah Hacımüftüoğlu met in Warsaw on Thursday….

Siewiera, who heads Polish President Andrzej Duda’s National Security Bureau (BBN), took to social media afterwards, saying in a tweet: “Poland, Romania and Turkey make up three-quarters of NATO’s eastern border and share a full sense of responsibility for its defence.

Siewiera added: “We agree that our security depends directly on weapons capabilities and the industrial capacity to replenish them. I would like to thank our Turkish and Romanian friends for the meeting.”

Thursday’s talks focused on Russia’s war in Ukraine, preparations for a NATO summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, efforts to strengthen national arms industries and trilateral cooperation, according to officials.

It was the third such meeting between presidential national-security aides from Poland, Romania and Turkey.

Previous get-togethers took place in Istanbul in 2021 and in Bucharest in 2022…

“Trilateral talks are also conducted between the foreign ministers of Poland, Romania and Turkey,” the BBN said in a statement, adding that “Poland’s relations with Romania and Turkey are intensive at the head-of-state level.”


The BBN also noted that Polish military contingents are stationed in both Romania and Turkey.

Three hundred Polish soldiers are part of a multinational NATO battle group in Romania, while 80 Polish soldiers are deployed in the Mediterranean and Black Sea region as part of NATO’s Tailored Assurance Measures for Turkey (TAMT) mission, officials said.