NATO and Baltic States sign Agreement to enhance air training opportunities in the Baltic region

  • 14 Jun. 2016 -
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  • Last updated: 14 Jun. 2016 15:41

Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow met with the Defence Ministers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on Tuesday (14 June 2016) to sign a new Letter of Agreement on airspace management arrangements in support of NATO’s Air Policing mission and other air activities in the Baltic Sea region.

Signing of a Letter of Agreement between NATO, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on Airspace Management Arrangements in Support of the NATO Air Policing Mission and other Air Activities in the Baltic States - Signature by NATO Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Alexander Vershbow

During the signing ceremony, Ambassador Vershbow stressed that this agreement between NATO and the three Baltic states will facilitate more air training opportunities in the Baltic region. He added that this sends a clear message of the Alliance’s shared responsibility and resolve to protect NATO’s territory and populations.

The newly signed agreement will also improve civil-military coordination, ensuring the safe and efficient use of airspace. It contains a comprehensive set of provisions for the execution of the NATO’s Air Policing mission, taking into account the evolution of national regulations for airspace management in the three Baltic States.