Warsaw, 30 May 2023 (TDI): On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI), Deputy Foreign Minister of Poland, Wojciech Gerwel, represented the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the high-level political meeting held in South Korea today.

The meeting provided a platform for global leaders and experts to engage in discussions aimed at strengthening the nonproliferation architecture and bolstering interdiction capabilities.

During his participation, Gerwel emphasized Poland’s unwavering commitment to global peace and security, particularly in the context of nonproliferation.

Deputy Foreign Minister reaffirmed Poland’s support for the PSI’s objectives and highlighted the need for continued international cooperation to strengthen the existing nonproliferation architecture.

The discussions at the meeting revolved around various key aspects related to nonproliferation and interdiction capabilities.

Participants explored innovative strategies to counter emerging threats, and the meeting also provided a valuable platform for sharing experiences, expertise, and lessons learned among the participating nations.

He stressed the need for increased information sharing, capacity-building, and the promotion of best practices to enhance interdiction capabilities globally.

Deputy FM Gerwel further highlighted the significance of technological advancements and the utilization of modern tools to bolster nonproliferation efforts.

Poland remains committed to actively contributing to the global nonproliferation regime and collaborating with international partners to combat the proliferation of WMDs.

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As a responsible member of the international community, Poland recognizes the vital role played by initiatives like the Proliferation Security Initiative in maintaining global peace and security.

By actively engaging in discussions on strengthening the nonproliferation architecture and enhancing interdiction capabilities, Poland seeks to contribute to a safer and more secure world.

The meeting in South Korea marked a significant milestone in the ongoing efforts to address the evolving challenges in the field of nonproliferation.

A group of countries launched the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) in 2003, collaborating to address the urgent need for coordinated action against the growing threat posed by the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) and their delivery systems.