Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 71

The defense ministersof Lithuania and Norway, Linas Linkevicius and Jorgen Kosmo, signeda bilateral agreement on military cooperation in Vilnius on August9, BNS reported. The agreement covers inter alia military procurement,technical assistance, and cooperation for peacekeeping missions.Linkevicius said at the signing that Lithuania will seek bilateralagreements with individual NATO countries "until we eventuallyenter the alliance itself." Kosmo said that Norway saw itsmilitary cooperation with the Baltic countries as a means to ensurea safe future for the entire North European region, and that suchlinks should not be perceived by Russia as a challenge.

Partnership-for-Peace Exercise in Louisiana.