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Minister of National Defence and Chief of Defence of Lithuania will discuss further cooperation with Chief of Defence of Latvia


On March 30-31 Chief of Defence of the Republic of Latvia Major General Leonīds Kalninš will be conducting a visit in Lithuania. He will meet with Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis, Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas, representatives of the Ministry of National Defence and the Lithuanian Armed Forces.


Maj Gen L. Kalninš will familiarise with defence capabilities and development plans of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, analysis of information threats, particularly those concerning the Baltic states, and will discuss plans and prospects of further bilateral military cooperation.


On the first day of the visit the Latvian CHOD will lay flowers at the Memorial for Freedom Defenders in Antakalnis Cemetery.


March 31 Maj Gen L. Kalninš will visit General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania and familiarise with the Lithuanian Special Operations Forces.


Latvia is the NATO Ally that has the longest border with Lithuania and an important Lithuania’s partner in military cooperation. The two countries coordinate defence plans, take part together in the formation of NATO and EU military units, cooperate in air defence capability development, joint procurement, sea surveillance data exchange, and other strategic military areas.


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The guest will be formally met in front of the Ministry of National Defence (Totorių str. 25) on March 30 at 1030hrs, photo, video opportunities , no registration required.


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