Lithuania and Germany have on Tuesday signed an agreement, regulating the temporary presence of troops on each other’s territory.
Up until now, Lithuania had such deal only with the United States.
The agreement covers environmental protection, telecommunication procedures – including limitations on radio frequencies used for advertising or jamming – and defines terms for humanitarian assistance and rescue operations.
It’s part of important legislation laying ground for hosting troops from partner nations.
“Today’s signatures represent what has perhaps become one of the most central elements in the Lithuanian-German partnership,” said the German ambassador to Lithuania, Matthias Sonn.
“We jointly defend our alliances’s collective security together, right here in Lithuania, with German ‘boots on the ground’,” he added.
Germany has been the lead nation of the international NATO battalion deployed in Lithuania since 2017, which was established in response to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.