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On January 17-18 Military Committee convene at NATO HQ in Brussels in the first of the three Chiefs of Defence Sessions this year: NATO CHODs and leadership addressed NATO and international security issues.

"It was an intense and fruitful discussion. We have touched upon numerous issues, including Lithuania's security. These issues, alongside Military Committee advice, will be considered at political level by the NATO Defence Ministers at the meeting in February," Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas said.

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NATO leadership and Chiefs of Defence to meet as the NATO Military Committee in Brussels

On January 17-18 Military Committee will convene at NATO HQ in Brussels in Chiefs of Defence Session for the first time this year: NATO CHODs and leadership will address NATO and international security issues.

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Lithuanian Armed Forces military police team deployed to Afghanistan

On December 21 a team of Lithuanian Armed Forces Military Police soldiers were deployed to the multinational NATO mission in Afghanistan, Resolute Support. The group of six will perform military police tasks at the operational headquarters in Kabul together with colleagues from Austria and the US.

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Defence cooperation of Lithuania and Sweden discussed in Vilnius

On December 15-16 Chief of Staff of the Swedish Army Major General Karl Engelbrektson is conducting a visit in Lithuania. On December 15 in Vilnius Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas and the guest discussed security situation in the region, and topical themes in Lithuanian amd Swedish armed forces. Lt Gen J.V.Žukas thanked for Sweden's support being given to the Lithuanian Armed Forces for over two decades, and benevolent cooperation in bilateral and multilateral formats (NATO, NB8, NORDEFCO). Lithuania's Chief of Staff also invited to expand bilateral military cooperation between Lithuanian and Swedish land forces and proposed Sweden joining the NATO assurance measures in the Baltic region.

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Lithuanian Armed Forces seek closer cooperation with Israel Defence Forces

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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