Poland and Lithuania have adopted a declaration on bilateral co-operation following an inter-governmental meeting on Friday chaired by the prime ministers of the two countries.
The huge canvas which goes by the lengthy title ‘Vytautas swears revenge on the Teutonic Knights against the background of burning Kaunas’ has come to Poland on temporary loan to mark the 30th anniversary of the renewal of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Co-operation between Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania is natural because they face the same challenges and threats, Zbigniew Rau, the Polish foreign minister, said on Monday after a meeting of the foreign and defence ministers from Poland and the Baltic states in Riga, the Latvian capital.
A Polish convoy carrying humanitarian aid for migrants has reached Lithuania following a request for assistance made by Vilnius through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.
Poland and the Baltic States should shoulder the burden of security in the Euro-Atlantic region, the Polish prime minister has said.
The Polish and Lithuanian foreign ministers have stated that the two countries are strategic partners on the bilateral, regional and Euroatlantic levels, and that they jointly - and in full agreement - meet regional and global challenges.
The EU's high representative for foreign affairs expressed support for Poland, Lithuania and Latvia on Friday in connection with migrationary pressure caused by a "cynical exploitation of migrants and refugees" by Belarus.
Polish police officers will travel to Lithuania to help secure the border against migrants crossing into the country from Belarus.
The European Commission believes the situation that has trapped migrants on the Belarusian side of the Poland-Belarus border results from the aggressive policy adopted by the Belarusian president, Alexander Lukashenko, against Poland.
Poland will evacuate 150 people from the Afghan capital Kabul following a request from Lithuania, a Polish deputy foreign minister said on Wednesday.