The US and Poland have signed a military cooperation deal which would strengthen the US army presence in the country.
The document was signed between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his Polish counterpart Mariusz Błaszczak in Warsaw on Saturday.
The agreement is a continuation of the declaration by the Polish and US leaders, Andrzej Duda and Donald Trump, on strengthening the presence of the US military in Poland, signed last year in Washington.
On 31 July, the Polish Defence Ministry announced that Washington and Warsaw had "politically agreed" on a military cooperation deal that paves the way for the deployment of 1,000 US troops to the eastern European country. Currently, there are some 5,000 US troops stationed in Poland.
The announcement was made soon after the Pentagon said that some of the 11,900 US troops leaving Germany were going to Italy, Poland and the Baltic nations. The Polish defence minister did not specify if any of the additional US troops would be redeployed from Germany. However, he said that these troops would not be rotated.
US President Donald Trump ordered the number of US forces in Germany to be reduced after repeatedly complaining about Berlin failing to meet its NATO spending obligations.