Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Poland and the United States signed an agreement Saturday that will increase the number of U.S. troops in Poland.
The deal paves the way for the redeployment of U.S. troops from Germany to Poland, and allows U.S. forces to access additional Polish military installations to enhance existing capabilities and facilities.
The agreement is similar to existing deals between the United States and other NATO allies, including Belgium, Hungary and Romania.
Polish Foreign Affairs Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said the deal "has crowned the efforts to guarantee the security and safe development" and "gives a green light to start in practice new quality of stable and visible American military engagement in Poland."
Czaputowicz and Pompeo also discussed the situation in Belarus, with Pompeo saying last weekend's election in the country was not free or fair and that the United States will support Belarus, though he did not offer any details.
Poland has called for re-running the election, and on Friday EU foreign ministers moved toward imposing sanctions on top officials in Belarus.