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US Secretary Of Defense Visits Lithuania To Discuss Military Cooperation And Measures To Reinforce Regional Security

U.S. Secretary Of Defense James Mattis To Visit Lithuania

2017-05-05

Friday, May 5, Vilnius – Next Wednesday, May 10, President Dalia Grybauskaitė will meet with U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis. This is the first visit of a top official in charge of U.S. defense policy to our region, which demonstrates the exclusive attention paid by the United States to the security of Lithuania and the other Baltic states.

Geležinis Vilkas military exercises 2002

The President and James Mattis will discuss bilateral military cooperation and specific measures to further reinforce the security of Lithuania and the region. 

The United States – NATO’s biggest member – plays a vital role in strengthening the alliance and making it more effective. Dalia Grybauskaitė and James Mattis will also discuss preparations for the upcoming NATO summit to be held in Brussels on May 25. 
Saber Strike training Rukla, Lithuania (18546634558)

The United States has always been and continues to be an important and committed partner of Lithuania.

Following the meeting, the Lithuanian President and the U.S. Secretary of Defense will make statements to the press.

[Source: Government of Lithuania/Press Service of the President -/- Media Relations]
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