On 1-2 June, defence ministers of all three Baltic States will meet in Daugavpils to discuss the current regional defence and security issues.
Meeting between Defence Minister Raimonds Bergmanis, Raimundas Karoblis, Defence Minister of Lithuania, and Margus Tsahkna, Defence Minister of Estonia, will focus on trilateral defence cooperation, implementation of Warsaw Summit agreements and enhanced forward presence of NATO in the Baltics, EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy, and upcoming Estonian presidency of the Council of the EU.
Baltic defence ministers will conclude the meeting by signing the Joint Communique of the Ministerial Committee.
Ministers will also visit the 34th National Guard Artillery Battalion where soldiers of this battalion train for better coordination between fire and mortar units, gun data computing, artillery and mortar fire monitoring and adjustment, terrain gun position correction and other skills vital for artillery and mortar unit soldiers.
In 1991 Baltic Council adopted a resolution on development of joint defence concept for Baltic States. On 2 June 1992, Baltic defence ministers signed a memorandum of understanding, formalising the cooperation between the defence ministries of all three Baltic countries in the area of joint security. Such cooperation is aimed at developing national defence structures in all three states. It also promotes the development and application of capabilities, compatibility with defence resources of allied states. Another objective of joint cooperation is to ensure smooth coordination in scope of peace-keeping and crisis management operations.
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