Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak and German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen signed a statement of intent to increase Polish-German army cooperation on the fringes of the annual Bundeswehr conference in Berlin on 29 October.
The agreement covers the following areas of cooperation worked out by the German army command and the Polish general command:
– at the brigade level, including placing combat battalions under each others’ command;
– between the combat arms of both armies: armour, reconnaissance, mountain infantry and artillery;
– training and exercises, including joint courses for young officers and cadets; and
– greater interoperability, such as common standards and regulations.
Poland and Germany signed a similar agreement on naval cooperation in Rostock on 27 May 2013.