UK-Poland tighten relationship to strengthen cybersecurity

UK-Poland tighten relationship to strengthen cybersecurity

The Foreign Secretary and Defence Secretary recently visited Warsaw to strengthen security, defence and cyber ties with Poland.

Boris Johnson and Gavin Williamson joined Jacek Czaputowicz and Mariusz Błaszczak in Helenow, near Warsaw, as UK-Poland ties go from strength-to-strength.

The joint UK-Poland measures include:

  • Strengthening collective defence against cyberattacks and other threats from hostile actors, sending a clear message that they will not be tolerated
  • Establishing a strategic communications project to support independent media in countries in Eastern Europe to ensure a wider range of voices in the media to strengthen resilience against disinformation
  • Joint work on improving resilience to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear-related risks
  • Further work to prepare for the signature of the UK-Poland Defence Action Plan which will implement cooperation in a range of military areas

The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, said: “The UK and Poland are close friends and allies on a range of issues including security, foreign policy, trade and culture. This meeting will help to solidify even further a relationship that is growing from strength to strength.

“Both countries take seriously the threats posed to independent media, to cyberspace and to our collective security. That’s why we agree to build on our cooperation in these areas, to counter together hostile threats to our two countries.”

The Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, said: “Poland and the UK face the same intensifying threats to our security, prosperity and way of life. Our two countries are important European and NATO allies – both committed to playing a leading role to keep our nations and continental Europe safe. As we implement the UK-Poland defence treaty, our historic partnership grows ever closer to meet the evolving and complex threats that we share.”

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