December 21, Tuesday, Ministers of Defence of the Baltic states will meet at the Vytautas the Great War Museum in Kaunas. Minister of National Defence Arvydas Anušauskas, Minister of Defence of Latvia Artis Pabriks and Minister of Defence of Estonia Kalle Laanet will address the current affairs in regional security and cooperation in NATO and EU formats.
Ministers are expected to discuss Belarusian regime’s hybrid aggression, the Russian military buildup near the borders of Ukraine, and development of joint capabilities. They will also lay out the guidelines for the Baltic cooperation in 2022.
Lithuania chairs the Baltic Defence Cooperation in 2021. The areas of the most intense Baltic defence cooperation over the recent years have been officer training at the Baltic Defence College, NATO Air Policing, naval forces, and joint exercises.
The countries also synchronise capability planning, coordinate joint procurement, organise joint training events, exercises, seminars, and carry out cooperation of individual armed services.