On September 21-22 Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Linas Linkevičius, visited Washignton, DC. He had meetings with the US Deputy Secretary of State, John J. Sullivan; Deputy National Security Adviser to the US President, Major General Ricky L. Waddell; and Senior Director for NATO/Europe, National Security Council, Richard J. Hooker. The Minister also participated in the annual CEPA Forum, held discussions with the think tank community.
Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė attended the meeting of the Baltic states’ presidents and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. The meeting took place in Tallinn, Estonia, and focused on the enhancement of regional security and defense cooperation between the Baltic states and the U.S.
On 28 June 2017 in Washington DC, Viktoras Pranckietis, Speaker of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, together with the Speakers of the Parliaments of the Nordic and Baltic countries, met with Paul Ryan, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader and the members of the Congress Alcee Hastings, Jim Costa, Lois Frankel, Gregory Meeks, Randy Hultgtren.
On his visit to the United States of Amemrica Viktoras Pranckietis, Speaker of the Seimas, discusses transatlantic security, support to Eastern partners and transatlantic trade.
Did you know that Lithuania for almost a decade was in charge of Provincial Reconstruction Team(PRT) in the whole of Ghor province in Afghanistan? The Lithuanian-run PRT included military and civilian representatives from 7 countries: Denmark, Georgia, Iceland, Japan, U.S.A., Croatia and Ukraine. Besides, Lithuanian Special Forces conducted missions in Afghanistan for 13 years.