Warsaw, April 19 (RFE/RL) - Polish Prime Minister
Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz and Lithuanian Prime Minister Mindaugas
Stankevicius are scheduled to meet today in northeast Poland near the
The meeting will be in Augustow in Poland's Suwalkia region, home
of much of Poland's ethnic Lithuanian minority.
On the prime ministers' agenda are cross-border and economic
matters. The Polish daily Rzeczpospolita reported this morning that
Stankevicius plans to ask for help in rebuilding Lithuania's troubled
In Warsaw yesterday, the Polish government announced that Poland has donated five helicopters to the Lithuanian armed forces. Poland
earlier sent military trucks loaded with mortars and automatic rifles
to its eastern neighbor. Later this year, Poland is to equip the
Lithuanian army with radar installations.
The Polish Embassy in Vilnius said the gifts of military equipment
have a value of several million U.S. dollars.