Prague, Dec 7 (CTK) – Czech and Slovak ground military units will have a joint exercise to train cooperation along the border, Slovak chief-of-staff Milan Maxim told journalists after meeting his Czech counterpart Josef Becvar in Prague yesterday.
Becvar said the two armies have a joint training once in a month at least.
Maxim said Czech-Slovak cooperation in air defence has been developing successfully, and the two armies want to complement it with joint ground operations.
The training of emergency situations along the border is also important in view of the current migrant crisis, Maxim said.
Becvar said the Czech and Slovak armies are close to each other in terms of language and also because the Czech Republic and Slovakia are neighbours.
“We will resume cooperation of the engineering units along the border,” Becvar said.
Maxim, who previously stayed as a diplomat in the Czech Republic, is paying a several-day visit to Prague. On Tuesday, he is to meet Defence Minister Martin Stropnicky (ANO).