Poland aids NATO allies - National Security head in Lithuania
Poland's involvement in the security of its NATO allies will be one of the topics discussed during National Security Bureau head Pawel Soloch's Wednesday-launched visit in Lithuania.
Paweł Soloch told PAP that the main aim of his visit will be strengthening Polish-Lithuanian ties in security and defence in the context of NATO's enhanced presence in the region.
"The main goal is to underline the importance of Polish-Lithuanian relations in security and defence in light of the beginning enhanced presence of NATO forces in the region, of which Poland is a participant. We want to underline the raised importance of deeper security cooperation between countries in the region", Soloch said.
He added that he also planned to discuss Poland's involvement in the security of its NATO allies, an example of which was the Polish-Lithuanian-Ukrainian LITPOLUKRBRIG brigade with headquarters in Lublin, southeastern Poland. In this context Soloch reminded that Polish tank units would soon join a NATO battalion to be deployed in Latvia.
On Thursday and Friday Soloch will meet members of the Lithuanian authorities in the country's capital Vilnius, including the head of the Lithuanian president's national security advisors Zivile Satuniene, Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis and Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius.
Earlier on Wednesday Soloch met Polish airmen stationed in Lithuania's Siauliai airbase, from where they conduct NATO Baltic Air Policing flights over Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.