Strategic Concept of Maritime Security to be presented during BSSC 2017

Strategic Concept of Maritime Security to be presented during BSSC 2017

We are glad to inform that “Strategic Concept of Maritime Security” prepared by the National Security Bureau will be presented during the conference Baltic Sea Security 2017 organised by the Casimir Pulaski Foundation. The conference aims at providing a platform for discussion on security and defence cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region.

The document entitled “Strategic Concept of Maritime Security” is composed of four parts describing the maritime environment, the naval assets of the Republic of Poland, the directions of development of their capabilities and recommendations on their development. It is supplemented by two attachments discussing the legal order of the seas and oceans, as well as the characteristic features, the legal and international status and the geopolitical situation at the Baltic Sea. The strategic concept was developed by a task force which started its works in February 2016 and was initially led by Jarosław Brysiewicz, Deputy Head of the National Security Bureau, replaced by Dariusz Gwizdała in November 2016.

The conference aims at providing a platform for discussion on security and defence cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region. Recently this area once again has become a place of rivalry between the Western countries and the Russian Federation, which forces the member states of the European Union and NATO to deepen regional cooperation in the security dimension. An important task of the conference will be to assess how to maintain peace and stability in the region as well as to evaluate the potential for cooperation between Armed Forces, especially Navies, and defence industries of the Baltic Sea Region countries. Another issue is an experience sharing. Poland and the Baltic States currently implementing a modernization programme of the Armed Forces. The experience of other NATO countries can be very practical for selecting appropriate solutions.

Security of the Baltic Sea region requires a multi-dimensional discussions on both political and military matters. To meet this need the Baltic Sea Security Conference 2017 will be comprised of 4 thematic panels, which will be attended by representatives of Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defence of the Baltic Sea region states, Armed Forces commanders and representatives of the private sector.