Undersecretary of State visited Kielce Training Centre
Kielce. The Training Centre For the Peacekeeping Needs in Kielce-Bukówka hosted the Under-Secretary of State for Defence Policy in the Ministry of National Defence Zbigniew Włosowicz on 14th January. The Minister was acquainted with the tasks performed by the Centre and the Central Civil-Military Cooperation Group.
During the initial briefing the Centre Commandant Col Janusz Falecki presented the information about the Centre and familiarized the Minister with the tasks performed by the Kielce unit. The Minister had the opportunity to see the classes for the platoon commanders on conducting an exchange of radio correspondence in English and on cultural negotiations. Also, survival demonstration techniques (SERE), so-called “sapper's path”, and a release of prisoners were presented.
Later during the visit, the Centre commandant together with Minister Włosowicz visited the Primary School in Mójczy, whose patron Gen. Tadeusz Buk, former Land Force Commander, tragically died in the Smolensk crash. After the meeting with students, the Minister laid flowers at a plaque commemorating Gen. Buk.
It was the first visit of Minister Włosowicz to the Kielce centre, who, between 1990 and 2005, served within the UN structures as the first secretary at the Permanent Representation of Poland to the UN, then as the Polish ambassador to the UN, and finally a special envoy of the UN Secretary-General to Cyprus. "I have encountered many times positive opinions about the Kielce centre", Minister Włosowicz said. He emphasized that Centre is a known and recognized in the world military unit and today’s visit confirmed it.