President of the Republic of Lithuania

The President: Lithuania is a real not formal NATO member


Tuesday, September 21, Klaipėda - President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė watched the multinational special operational forces exercise "Jackal Stone 2010" in Klaipėda. At the special forces squadron headquarters, the President met with Lithuanian, Polish, U.S., Latvian, Croatian, Romanian and Ukrainian troops taking part in the exercise. The President also inspected the helicopters and the command ship "USS Mount Whitney" used in the exercise.

"A year ago I started talking about the need for more concrete security guarantees for Lithuania within the Alliance. Lithuania's active policy has helped to achieve that such defense guarantees will be provided to us. Lithuania is a real not formal NATO member. Today's exercise, in which Lithuania is one of the best represented states, shows that we are an equal partner in the Alliance and that we are properly prepared for the most difficult NATO missions," the President said as she watched the special operational forces exercise.

Press Service of the President

Last updated 2010.09.21 12:21