Nordic, Baltic chiefs of defense to discuss security, cooperation

Lithuania’s Chief of Defense Lieutenant General Valdemaras Rupsys is leaving for Denmark on Wednesday to take part in the annual meeting of the Nordic and Baltic chiefs of defense.

The chiefs of defense of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden, and the director general of the Iceland’s Defense Directorate “will discuss relevant issues to the region and common military cooperation projects at the event”, the Lithuanian Armed Forces said in a press release.

“The officials will take stock of the results achieved in the Nordic-Baltic practical military cooperation last year and discuss priorities for the year ahead. Chiefs of Defense will also address regional security situation, topicalities of their respective militaries, and prospects for developing cooperation in the Baltic Sea region further,” according to the press release.

The Nordic and Baltic chiefs of defense meet once a year in one of the countries in the format on a rotational basis. Denmark is hosting the event meeting this year.

Lithuania hosted the annual meetings in 2007 and 2013, and may host next year’s event.

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