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Europe: Defense Ministers Of Three Countries Meet

Warsaw, 29 August 1997 (RFE/RL) - The Defense Ministers of Poland, Germany and Denmark are meeting today at the lake-side retreat near Nidzica -- just north of Warsaw. They are to discuss a proposal to form a joint military corps. The meeting brings together ministers: Stanislaw Dobrzanski of Poland, Volker Ruehe of Germany and Hans Haekkerp of Denmark.

The joint unit is to be formed after Poland joins NATO, but, the three countries decided that they should take the first steps toward this goal.

Our Warsaw correspondent quotes Poland's Defense Ministry as saying studies, regarding the corps are required and officers must be trained ahead of time.

The first modern international military unit in Europe has been created by Germany and France. And this unit is to serve as the model for the Poland-German-Denmark corps.