SND meets Polish Defense officials Secretary of National Defense
11 November 2021
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     Delfin N. Lorenzana visited the Ministry of National Defense of Poland for the first time on 8 November 2021, where he was welcomed by Deputy Minister Secretary of State, Mr. Marcin Ociepa. 

     Sec. Lorenzana and Deputy Minister Ociepa discussed strengthening bilateral defense cooperation, ranging from military technology and industry to civil military cooperation. 

     Bilateral defense engagements between the Philippines and Poland are anchored on an MOU signed in 2013. The Philippine and Polish defense departments also entered into an Implementing Arrangement concerning the Procurement of Defense Material and Equipment (IA PDME) earlier this year. 

     Secretary Lorenzana was accompanied by Ambassador Leah M. Basinang-Ruiz, Philippine Ambassador to Poland; DND ASec Antonio L. Bautista; LtGen Allen T Paredes PAF, and Commodore Ruben B Fajardo Jr. 

     Secretary Lorenzana will meet his counterpart, Minister Mariusz Blaszczak, during Poland's Independence Day State Celebration today, 11 November 2021.