Polish president signs amendment to law to secure anti-missile defence program funds

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski on Friday signed an amendment to guarantee funds for anti-missile defence program in Szypliszki, northeastern Poland.

According to local media reports, the amendment to the law on rebuilding, technical modernization and financing armed forces will be in force from 2014 to 2023.

It envisages that as part of 1.95 percent of GDP assigned every year in the budget for defence sums generated by economic growth will be assigned for equipping armed forces with anti-missile and anti-aircraft protection means.

Komorowski said that the anti-missile defence program will be part of a modern NATO system. It will be an important signal for all that Poland has its own defence capability, but is also able to participate in joint solutions, in systems common for the entire NATO.

At least 4-5 percent of the Defence Ministry budget will be assigned yearly for anti-missile defence system, according to head of the National Security Bureau (BBN) Stanislaw Koziej.

Philippines News agency