Troop deployments to Afghanistan topped the agenda in a meeting between the British and Polish prime ministers.
Gordon Brown met Donald Tusk in Warsaw on his way back from Afghanistan where details emerged about a new British security strategy for the country. Brown said: “I’m pleased to welcome Poland’s decision to send an additional 400 troops to Afghanistan. They will provide vital reinforcement to protect Afghan democracy through the elections.” Tusk added: “We hope that the new strategy announced by President Obama will bring the expected effects: it will mean peace and reconstruction for Afghanistan.” The two countries are among America’s staunchest supporters over the war in Afghanistan. Poland, a former eastern bloc country will soon by celebrating its 10th anniversary as a NATO member and five years as an EU state.