The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on politics, the economy and the military, Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said in a pre-recorded video screened on the second day of a Washington-based think-tank’s conference on Tuesday.
Blaszczak’s address was screened early on the second day of the CEPA Forum organised by the Washington-based Center for European Policy Analysis. Due to the pandemic, the conference was held online this year.
“Despite the fact that the crisis is medical in nature, it has significantly impacted the area of politics, the military and the economy,” the defence minister said, stressing the need for NATO and regional cooperation in this respect.
Poland has increased regional cooperation with its three other partners within the Visegrad Group, that is, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia, Blaszczak said. “V4 unity, with its contribution to…