On December 7 – 8 Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lt Gen Valdemaras Rupšys took part in the annual Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum’s Commanders Conference held to review the security situation and synchronize planning procedures and actions in the respective regions.
“This Conference is an excellent framework for revising and developing our regional plans with regard to the threats and the new planning guidelines of the NATO command. It is also yet another platform or event that shows to me how NATO allies see the threats separately and within the Alliance and how ready they are to support one another not just by words but by actions in practice,” said Lt Gen Valdemaras Rupšys.after the event.
The event attended by representatives of 16 countries and Chairman of the NATO Military Committee Admiral Rob Bauer was preside over by Commander Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum General Jörg Vollmer.
One of the main sessions addressed a new threat analysis, and integration of strategic and regional planning into national defence plans. Another analysis proposed the military forces that each region should have locally or with NATO assistance, based on the threats it is facing. One more session focussed on the integration of the state power instruments into deterrence and defence plans.
Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum is an operational level NATO headquarters in charge of providing command to the NATO Response Force (NRF) on standby and creation of the NATO Very High Readiness Joint Task Force. It also ensures the communication between NATO command and military force structures and coordinates NATO deterrence and readiness for defence in our region.