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Lithuanian and Polish Armed Forces will continue strengthening interoperability and defence

Lithuanian and Polish Armed Forces will continue strengthening interoperability and defence

Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Valdemaras Rupšys and Chief of the General Staff of Poland General Rajmund Andrzejczak agreed at the meeting in Poland to continue exchanging security situation assessments and synchronization of mutual actions on land, at sea and in the air. Chiefs of Defence also discussed the possibilities of regional capability development.

“The Polish Armed Forces is a military powerful neighbor that has substantial capabilities.  We share an adequate assessment of the regional security situation, we have a clear understanding of threats, and we will continue sharing this information with each other. In case a military threat arose, we would act side by side, and for that purpose we are continue the synchronization of actions and plans – only in NATO and through joint effort can we be strong,”  Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lt Gen  V. Rupšys said about the visit.

Chief of Defence’s delegation on the visit to Poland included Commander of the Land Force Brigadier General  Raimundas Vaikšnoras, Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff Rear Admiral Arūnas Mockus, and others.   Representatives of the Lithuanian and the Polish Armed Forces discussed bilateral cooperation, military exercises, and other defence topics. 

Defence cooperation of Lithuania and Poland encompasses a range of areas, such as protection of classified information, mutual natural disaster and emergency relief assistance, military aircraft movement in both countries' national airspace, military professional training and qualification improvement in both counties' military education institutions, and air and sea search and rescue.