The Prime Minister met also with the soldiers from the Polish Military Contingent
Orlik, quartered at the base in Šiauliai as part of the Baltic Air Policing mission. The aim of the Contingent is to defend the airspace of the Baltic States, namely Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, whose air forces are too weak to perform these tasks on their own. Defence operations concerning these countries’ airspace are performed through rotating duty periods of NATO states’ air force contingents with sufficient technical and operational abilities.
Moreover, the Prime Ministers participated in the ceremony of unveiling the memorial plaque in Mažeikiai, commemorating the late President of the Republic of Poland Lech Kaczyński.
Just as Lech Kaczyński built a platform for partnership between Lithuanian and Polish people, we too want to continue his most important heritage through cooperation with Lithuania said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
At the end of the visit, both Prime Ministers laid flowers at the monument of the Narutowicz brothers.