On July 8-9 Commander of Air Force of Belarus Maj. Gen. Igor Azarenok with delegation is visiting Lithuania. On July 8 the guests met with leadership of Lithuanian Air Force in Kaunas to talk over cooperation of both countries' air forces.
Today, July 9, Belarusian delegation is visiting Search and Rescue Post in Kaunas and Lithuanian Air Force Aviation Base in Šiauliai to get first-hand impressions of the NATO Baltic Air-policing mission currently conducted by Czech Air Contingent.
Belarusian Commander Air Force and his delegation is visiting Lithuania under the bilateral Cooperation Plan 2009 signed between the Lithuanian and Belarusian Defence Ministries. In November 2008 Brig. Gen. Artūras Leita, Commander Lithuanian Air Force visited Minsk. Air forces of both countries exchange information on air traffic to enhance air control and prevent violations in the airspace of Lithuania and Belarus. Central airspace control points of air forces of both countries are connected by a wire telephone line serving for that purpose.