Poland's National Security Bureau head visits Lithuania and Latvia
The head of Poland's National Security Bureau (BBN) started on Tuesday a three-day visit to Lithuania and Latvia to discuss bilateral relations in light of the regional presence of the allied US army and the planned Defender Europe 2020 exercise.
Pawel Soloch will also discuss the organisation of another meeting of presidential security advisors from Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, NATO's adaptation directions and the security situation on the alliance's eastern flank and in the Baltic Sea, BBN reported.
While in Lithuania, Soloch and the Polish delegation are planned to attend plenary consultations with a team of security advisors of the Lithuanian president led by Jonas Zukas. Soloch will also meet with the head of the Security and Defence Committee of the Lithuanian Seimas Dainius Gaizauskas, the chief of General Staff general Gintautas Zenkevicius, Deputy Defence Minister Vytautas Umbrasas and Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius.
In Latvia, the BBN head will meet with the Latvian president's security advisor Janis Kazocins, the advisor for foreign affairs Solveiga Silkalna, the head of the Presidential Office Andris Teikmanis, the Latvian PM's security advisor Maris Cepuritis, and the deputy PM and Defence Minister Artis Pabriks.
Soloch will also visit a military base in Adazi where Polish Military Contingent troops have been stationed and will meet with the commander of the eFP battalion combat group Lieutenant Colonel Erik Angell.