Minister R. Karoblis to attend Baltic Defence Ministers’ meeting in Tartu

On June 19–20 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis will take part in the Baltic Defence Committee meeting in Tartu (Estonia). He will discuss European Union defence initiatives and coordinate the Baltic countries’ positions concerning the Euro-Atlantic agenda with his counterpart of Latvia Artis Pabriks and of Estonia Jüri Luik.

Significant attention at the meeting will be paid to the joint trilateral Baltic projects, development of the joint recognised maritime picture capability in the region, platform for special forces cooperation and information exchange. Defence Ministers of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia will also address air defence issues.

The meeting will be concluded with a signature of a Joint Communique.

In the end of the visit Defence Minister R. Karoblis, Speaker of the Seimas Viktoras Pranckietis, Presidents and Defence Ministers of Latvia and Estonia will attend celebration of the 220th anniversary of the Baltic Defence College (BALDEFCOL) and a joint course graduation ceremony.

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