ImageAfter the end of the friendly game between Lithuania-Russia in Panevezys, a ceremony took place where Russian and Lithuanian Basketball Federations signed an agreement regarding their partnership.

The deal was signed by the Presidents of the two Basketball Federations, Sergey Chernov of Russia and Vladas Garastas of Lithuania.

The partnership will include a range of joint activities for the developement of the sport in the two nations which will benefit both sides. Such activities will be joint training camps of the two National Teams, both on senior and junior level and the establishment of the "Federation SuperCup", a two games series between the two National Teams, home and away.

The agreement is valid from August 31, 2009 until December 31, 2010 when it will be automatically renewed for another year.