Poland, US reportedly agree on missile defence

Other News Materials 14 August 2008 22:22 (UTC +04:00)

(dpa) - Polish and US negotiators plan to sign a deal Thursday on placing part of a US missile defence system in Poland, a news agency reported.

An agreement on the contentious project would signal a breakthrough in US-Polish talks that formally began in May 2007.

In return for agreeing to host 10 missile interceptors on its soil, Poland will receive Patriot air defence missiles and increased military cooperation with the US, Poland's PAP news agency reported.

US and Polish negotiators were meeting in Warsaw on Thursday, but there was no immediate official word on an agreement.