Poland, Czech Republic to cooperate on military aviation

Poland Ministry of Defence has announced it has signed an agreement with the Czech Republic for bilateral cooperation in the field of military aviation, the ministry said.

This is the result of Polish-Czech consultations and meetings between Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak and Lubomir Metnar, the Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic, who chaired talks on defence cooperation of both countries.

The heads of defence ministries discussed joint projects and cooperation of the armed forces within the North Atlantic Alliance and the European Union. After the talks of ministerial delegations, defence ministers met with foreign ministers of both countries and continued talks in the quadriga format.

The Polish-Czech consultations ended with the signing of the intergovernmental agreement on cooperation between Polish and Czech military aviation. The agreement regulates the military aircraft flights in the airspace of both countries, cooperation within the integrated NATO air defence system, as well as the transport or training flights during joint exercises and air operations, and investigation of air accidents.