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On April 10 Deputy Minister of National Defence paid a visit to Latvia where he met with State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence of Latvia Janis Sarts and Chief of Defence of Latvia Lieutenant General Raimonds Graube, Lithuania's Ministry of National Defence said.
At the meeting with Sarts Deputy Minister Velicka discussed Lithuania's and Latvia's participation in multinational operations after 2014 when NATO has withdrawn from Afghanistan. Velicka also presented to the Minister of Defence of Latvia Lithuania's preparations to take over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
At the meeting the Lithuanian Defence Deputy Minister and the Latvian State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence also addressed further cooperation of the Lithuanian and Latvian Navies and the future of the Baltic Naval Squadron project.