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Feb 19 2018

Working Together

Building upon a good working relationship, Lieutenant General Manfred Hofmann, the Commander of Multinational Corps Northeast (MNC NE) hosted Major General Andis Dilāns, the Commandant of Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL). The visit which took place on 14 February focused on furthering collaboration between the two institutions.

This opportunity to strengthen bilateral relations included productive meetings with the Corps' flag officers and experts. It was a chance for leadership from both organisations to commit to continue working to enhance cooperation in areas of mutual importance, such as security, professional military education and situational awareness in the Baltic region.

"The aim of my visit is to explore more possibilities to achieve our common goal which is training and providing future leaders in this region." – said Major General Andis Dilāns.

Our institutions are responsible for developing a regional approach on defence issues in the Baltic Sea area.

Both General Hofmann and General Dilāns reaffirmed their interest in sharing of expertise and exchange of subject matter experts. General Dilāns also emphasized the role of exercises in boosting security environment. The visit demonstrated an understanding that collaboration among international partners is crucial to strengthen peace and project stability on the northeastern flank of NATO.

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Major General Andis Dilāns, the Commandant of Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL)
Baltic Defence College, located in Tartu, is an international institution of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania providing professional military education at the operational and strategic level for military and civilian leaders of the Baltic States.

Story by Multinational Corps Northeast Public Affairs Office

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