Poland wants to buy more arms from South Korea: defence minister

The Polish defence minister on Monday said his country wanted to purchase more modern weapons from South Korea to boost security after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Polands Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak talks to reporters during a visit to South Korea on Monday, May 30, 2022.

Poland’s Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak talks to reporters during a visit to South Korea on Monday, May 30, 2022.Twitter/Polish Ministry of Defence

Mariusz Błaszczak made the statement on a visit to South Korea after talks with his South Korean counterpart Lee Jong-sup and local arms makers, Polish state news agency PAP reported. 

The two defence ministers signed a Polish-South Korean agreement to work together in weapons supplies and military research, officials said. 

South Korean military equipment for Polish army

Błaszczak told reporters that the talks had focused on “speeding up the supplies of South Korea’s armaments for the Polish army” due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 

He said: “It’s important that the Polish army is equipped with modern hardware. Tried and tested equipment, such as the equipment produced by South Korea.”

He added: “I will do everything to ensure that as much as possible of this hardware comes to Poland as quickly as possible.”

He mentioned infantry fighting vehicles and the Krab (Crab) gun-howitzers, the PAP news agency reported.

Błaszczak also said that Poland’s arms makers would work together with South Korean defence contractors to deliver this equipment to the Polish military. 

Monday was day 96 of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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Source: PAPdziennik.pl

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