Lithuanian PM to meet NATO chief over additional support

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis is to meet NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg next week to discuss possible deployment of additional allied capabilities in Lithuania, local media reported on Thursday.

According to the Lithuanian government, Skvernelis’ visit to Brussels to meet Stoltenberg is scheduled next Monday. The PM of Lithuania and the NATO chief are to discuss capabilities to enhance the mobility of allied forces in Europe, relations with Ukraine and Russia, Lithuania’s efforts to ensure its security. The officials are also to discuss the ability to send additional allied capabilities to Lithuania. “We have various security and defense issues to discuss, including air defense and expansion of the multinational NATO battalion in Lithuania,” Deividas Matulionis, the First Deputy Chancellor of Lithuanian Government, told Lithuanian news agency BNS.

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