Croatian International Relations Review

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Stanislaw Koziej

Intergovernmental task group headed by Minister of Foreign Affairs prepared the project of the security strategy. Ministry of National Defence prepared the project of the national defence strategy. Both projects were consulted with other governmental and presidential bodies and finally reviewed and recommended by Ministerial Council's Committee for Defence Affairs. The strategic goal of the Republic of Poland in the field of national defence is to ensure secure conditions for exercising national interests by defending them against external crisis or war threats. NATO membership is a very important factor for Poland, but not the most decisive one. It is one of the very effective instruments we can use to support our efforts. But nation is the first - national interests, strategic aims and national potential. NATO strategic concept, operational plans and defence programs are always created by national points of view of its members. Therefore the most important for the work of NATO is having clearly described national strategy.