Polish - Lithuanian cooperation
Mariusz Błaszczak, the Minister of National Defense together with his counterpart from the Republic of Lithuania Raimundas Karoblis, in the presence of the Presidents of both countries, signed documents on military cooperation.
The heads of defense ministries have signed an agreement between the Minister of National Defense of the Republic of Poland and the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of Lithuania regarding the establishment of a secure connection enabling the exchange of radiolocation information between the armed forces of the Republic of Poland and the Armed Forces of the Republic of Lithuania.
The signing of cooperation documents took place in the Presidential Palace in the presence of President Andrzej Duda and President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite who was visiting Poland.
Another document signed by defense ministers is a letter of intent regarding peace affiliation, the Lithuanian mechanized brigade Iron Wolf and the Polish 15th Mechanized Brigade to the command of the Multinational North-East Division, which is located in Elbląg. The division is to coordinate the activities of NATO battalion battle groups operating under the eFP initiative on the north-eastern flank of the alliance.
The 15th Giżycka Mechanized Brigade consists of a multinational NATO battalion battle group made up of soldiers from the USA, Romania, Great Britain and Croatia, one of four deployed in 2017 as part of strengthening NATO's eastern flank.
Before signing the documents, the ministers talked "in two eyes" and took part in the plenary talks of the delegations headed by the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda and the President of the Republic of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė.
On Friday, 22 February, the head of the Ministry of Defense will visit the delegations in Lublin, where he will take part in placing flowers by the Presidents of Poland and Lithuania at the Monument of the Union of Lublin and in the visit of the Presidential delegation, President of Lithuania, President of Ukraine and defense ministers of these countries in the multinational brigade from the subunits of the Armed Forces of Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine.