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Seeking to strengthen military cooperation between armed forces of Lithuania and Israel Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas conducted the first official visit to Israel on November 27-30. During the visit Lithuanian Chief of Defence met with Minister of Defence of Israel Avigdor Lieberman and Chief of Staff of the Israel Defence Forces Lieutenant General Gadi Eizenko.

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Allied Command Operations Command Senior Enlisted Leader paid a visit to Lithuania

On November 27-28 Command Sergeant Major Davor Petek, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) Command Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL), conducted a visit in Lithuania.

 

The aim of the CSEL's visit was to view deterrence measures implemented by the Alliance forces in Lithuania. At a visit to the Joint Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces and a meeting with Chief of the Joint Staff Major General Vitalijus Vaikšnoras Sgt Maj Davor Petek talked about the status quo of preparedness to deploy the German-led forward presence battalion in Lithuania in 2017 and planning forces of the oncoming integration of the force into combat training of the Lithuanian Armed Forces. According to Sgt Maj D.Petek, the key focus must be given to training military personnel, however, their welfare and proper leisure should not be forgotten.

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Chief of Defence pays a formal visit to Israel

On November 27 through 30 Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas is conducting first formal visit in Israel. During the visit Lithuanian Chief of Defence will meet with Minister of Defence of Israel Avigdor Lieberman and Chief of Staff of the Israel Defence Forces Lieutenant General Gadi Eizenkot to discuss topical aspects of bilateral and multilateral military cooperation, and tour units of the Israel Defence Forces and companies of defence industry.

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National defence leadership met with Chief of Defence of Ukraine General Viktor Muzhenko in Vilnius

 Video report (Sergeant Specialist 1st Class Lukas Kalvaitis)

On November 22 Chief of the General Staff of Ukraine General Viktor Muzhenko and a delegation arrived on a formal visit in Lithuania. In Vilnius the guests discussed Lithuania's and Ukraine's military cooperation in bilateral and multilateral formats, geopolitical situation, and topical matters of Ukraine's defence reform. with Juozas Olekas, caretaker Minister of National Defence, Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas.

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Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas will attend Independent Day celebration in Riga

On November 18 Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas will attend celebration of the 98th anniversary of independence of Latvia in Riga: ecumenical mass at the Riga Cathedral, ceremony of laying flowers at the monument for Freedom, a parade, and state awards ceremony.

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Chief of Defence of Lithuania met with Defence Attaché of the Kingdom of Sweden to Lithuania
On November 15 Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas met with Defence Attaché to Lithuania of the Kingdom of Sweden Lieutenant Colonel Örjan Strom to discuss security situation and military cooperation.


Lt Gen J. V. Žukas thanked Sweden for a long-standing support to the Lithuanian Armed Forces that lasts over 20 years, and for goodwilled cooperation in bilateral and multiple multilateral formats (NATO, NB8, NORDEFCO).

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Chief of Defence of Lithuania met with Commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command Europe in Vilnius

On November 11 Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas met with Major General Mark C. Schwartz, Commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command Europe, to discuss security situation and military cooperation.

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