Deputy Secretary General and North Atlantic Council visit NATO exercise in Poland
The North Atlantic Council chaired by NATO Deputy Secretary General, Rose Gottemoeller, visited the Coalition Warrior Interoperability Exercise (CWIX) held in Bydgoszcz, Poland on Thursday (22 June 2017). More than 1000 engineers, scientists, technicians and operators from 26 nations participate in the event at the Joint Force Training Centre (JFTC). CWIX aims to test and improve the ability of Allies to operate together, and the exercise includes land, sea and cyber components.
The Deputy Secretary General held a joint press conference with the Undersecretary of State in the Polish Defence Ministry, Mr Tomasz Szatkowski, the Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, General Denis Mercier, the Deputy Chairman of the Military Committee, Lieutenant General Steven M. Shepro, and NATO Commander Joint Force Training Centre, Major General Wilhelm Grün.
Ms Gottemoeller said the exercise provided NATO with the chance to test out new innovations and capabilities. The Deputy Secretary General also highlighted that one of NATO’s greatest strengths has always been its ability to adapt, and CWIX is part of that long tradition.