President of the Republic of Lithuania

The President: Lithuania attained all projected goals at NATO summit


Friday, November 19, Lisbon - At their summit meeting in Lisbon, NATO leaders unanimously adopted a new Strategic Concept for the Alliance.

President Dalia Grybauskaitė, attending the summit, underlined that the document sets NATO's long-term guidelines vitally important to Lithuania and its security.

"Finally, we have a decision that will guarantee security to Lithuania for many years to come. All heads of state unanimously adopted NATO's new Strategic Concept that lays out long-term contingency plans and reaffirms collective defense. I am very pleased that Lithuania's focused efforts have produced results and that in the seventh year of our membership we have concrete contingency plans, based on these core principles, for Lithuania and other Baltic states. The people of Lithuania now have stronger security guarantees," Dalia Grybauskaitė said.

The President pointed out that the new Strategic Concept provides for response to new threats, such as cyber attacks, energy dependence and isolation, terrorism. She stressed that the Strategic Concept also keeps the door open to membership in NATO to such countries as Georgia and Ukraine, if they have such aspirations and are adequately prepared.

The summit will continue through Saturday. A meeting of NATO and Russian leaders will also be held.
Press Service of the President

Last updated 2010.11.19 22:36