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Chief of Defence attends NATO Military Committee conference

Chief of Defence attends NATO Military Committee conference

On January 12 – 13 Chief of Defence Lt Gen Valdemaras Rupšys is attending a virtual NATO Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence Session. The Military Committee is NATO’s highest military authority.

Presided over by Chair of the NATO Military Committee Admiral Rob Bauer, the Chiefs of Defence of NATO’s 30 allies will discuss the security situation and issues of strategic importance to NATO during the two days of the meeting. In the face of the escalating situation by Ukraine’s border, a major focus will be placed on the situation in the eastern flank of the Alliance and to NATO’s deterrence and defence posture.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will overview the political context for the NAO Chiefs of Defence. The meeting will be attended also by General Tod Wolters (Supreme Allied Commander Europe, SACEUR) and General Philippe Lavigne (Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, SACT).

Later the Allied Chiefs of Defence will meet with their Georgian and Ukrainian counterparts to discuss the security situation and the ongoing progress with defence-related reforms.

The NATO Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence Session address the most topical issues facing NATO Allies and the possible solutions within the Alliance limits of responsibility.

NATO Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence Session is the largest military event in NATO format.

The Military Committee (MC) (French: Comité militaire) convenes in order to discuss NATO operations, missions and activities, and form military advice to the North Atlantic Council on the best action the Alliance can take to face global security challenges.

Spokesperson for the Chief of Defence Capt Rūta Montvilė

+370 (5) 278 5091, +370 682 25359, ruta.montvile@mil.lt

Photo credits: Lithuanian Armed Forces.