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The President and the ambassadors of NATO countries discussed the security situation in the region and challenges posed by the hybrid attack on the border with Belarus

The President meets with ambassadors of NATO countries 2021-11-18

On Thursday, President Gitanas Nausėda met with the ambassadors of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries, accredited to Lithuania. The meeting focused on the challenges of irregular migration orchestrated by the Belarusian regime and the security situation on NATO’s eastern border.

During the meeting with the ambassadors, the President stressed that not only the challenges of irregular migration, but also the rapid military integration of Belarus into the Russian military system required special attention from NATO allies. This, according to Gitanas Nausėda, poses new challenges to NATO's collective security and must be reflected in its plans, strategy and tactics, especially as regards the region bordering Belarus.

“The hybrid attack orchestrated by the Belarusian regime continues to intensify and requires close monitoring and preparation. All possible means must be used to avoid further escalation,” the President said. 

Speaking to the ambassadors of NATO countries, Gitanas Nausėda said that in order to address the situation of people stranded at the border as a result of the actions of the Lukashenko regime, international organizations must be able to work in Belarus at the border and provide humanitarian aid to people held hostage by the regime.

The President and the ambassadors discussed other regional security issues and the situation on Ukraine’s border with Russia.

The President stressed that the unity, solidarity and mobilization of both NATO and the EU were becoming crucial amid growing regional and international tensions.

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Last updated 2021.11.18 20:30

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