North Atlantic Council to visit the Republic of Lithuania

  • 23 Mar. 2016 - 24 Mar. 2016
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  • Press Release (2016) 050
  • Issued on 22 Mar. 2016
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  • Last updated: 23 Mar. 2016 09:01

The North Atlantic Council (NAC), chaired by the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, will pay a visit to the Republic of Lithuania on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 March 2016.

The North Atlantic Council will have a series of informal meetings with focus on the current security challenges in the region.

They will also meet with President Ms. Dalia Grybauskaitė, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Linas Linkevičius and the Minister of National Defence, Mr. Juozas Olekas.

During the visit, the Deputy Secretary General and the NAC will attend a demonstration of military activities at the Mechanized Infantry Brigade “Iron Wolf” in Rukla together with Minister of National Defence, the Commander of the NATO Force Integration Unit, Colonel Jakob Larsen, the Commander of the Lithuanian Land Force, Major General Almantas Leika and the Commander of the US Army Europe, Lieutenant General Ben Hodges.

Still and video imagery will be available on the NATO website after the event.

For access to events open to media coverage please contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania -

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