Tuesday, September 10, Vilnius – President Gitanas Nausėda met with Governor of Pennsylvania Tom Wolf. Cooperation in defense, economy and culture was discussed at the meeting.
Speaking about the military cooperation between Lithuania and the United States and the partnership between the Lithuanian Armed Forces and the Pennsylvania National Guard, the President expressed delight at the fact that the US remained our strategic security partner. Continuous participation of the Pennsylvania National Guard troops in military exercises in Lithuania demonstrated military presence of the US and additional security guarantees for our region.
According to the President, military training in Lithuania and the US strengthened the capabilities of our armed forces, and our capabilities have been repeatedly tested in joint exercises and international operations in Afghanistan.
During the meeting, the President and Governor Tom Wolf discussed close economic relations and strengthening cooperation in the field of energy security. The US is a strategic trading partner for Lithuania and sectors such as agriculture, textiles and clothing, wood and furniture, engineering, and the chemical industry are particularly promising. According to the President, both parties were interested in developing academic exchange in life sciences, medicine, public health, biotechnology, engineering and IT.
The ties between Lithuania and Pennsylvania are also strengthened by the second-largest Lithuanian community in the US, with about 80,000 Lithuanians living in Pennsylvania.
Last updated 2019.09.10 11:17Back