Secretary General welcomes Lithuanian Prime Minister to NATO

  • 16 May. 2024 -
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  • Last updated: 16 May. 2024 15:56

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė at NATO Headquarters in Brussels on Thursday (16 May 2024) to discuss preparations for the Washington Summit – including work to further strengthen deterrence and defence, and to support Ukraine.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg with Ingrida Šimonytė, Prime Minister of Lithuania

Mr Stoltenberg commended Lithuania’s commitment to Allied security. Lithuania hosts a multinational battlegroup, NATO’s Baltic Air Policing Mission, and a Centre of Excellence for Energy Security. The Secretary General also praised Lithuania’s commitment to spend 3% of GDP on defence from 2025.

Mr Stoltenberg thanked Prime Minister Šimonytė for Lithuania’s support for Ukraine. He highlighted that, at the upcoming Washington Summit, Allied leaders will work towards securing further long-term support for Ukraine.