ANKARA

The Polish army will take charge of the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), said the organization in a statement on Monday.

Poland will take over the duty from Germany on Jan.1, 2020 and will hand over to Turkey in 2021.

Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s secretary general, also thanked Poland for leading the force in the statement.

“The Very High Readiness Joint Task Force, our Spearhead Force, is a substantial contribution to our collective defense and a strong display of Poland’s capabilities,” he added.

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