President of the Republic of Lithuania

U.S. is a reliable defense partner of Lithuania

2014-08-22

Friday, August 22, Vilnius - President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with U.S. Senator Bill Nelson. The meeting focused on Lithuania-U.S. cooperation on military and energy security issues as well as the strengthening of bilateral trade relations.

According to the President, the United States of America is a reliable partner that contributes to ensuring Lithuania's security. In the face of Russian aggression threats, the U.S. role in our region is especially important not only in terms of strengthening defense capabilities, but also for increasing the region's energy security and opportunities to resist economic pressure.

During the autumn session which begins in September, the U.S. Congress will consider a $1 billion financial support initiative for enhancing defense capabilities in Europe. Decision-making on the part of the United States of America is also needed to enable U.S. shale gas exports to Europe. Lithuania whose liquefied natural gas terminal will be launched in Klaipėda at the end of this year is interested in importing shale gas.

Bill Nelson is a member of the Democratic Party, representing the State of Florida in the Senate. He serves on the Committee on Armed Services, Committee on the Budget, Committee on Commerce, and Committee on Finance. 

Photographs - R. Dačkus 

Press Service of the President

Last updated 2014.08.22 13:53

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