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News archive (2004 - 02)

NATO Airborne Warning and Control aircraft landed at Zokniai airport
2004.02.23
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On Wednesday, 25 February NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force aircraft E-3 AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) was presented to the top management of the Lithuanian National Defence System and Command of the Lithuanian Armed Forces at Zokniai airport near the northern city of Siauliai.

 

Between 23-25 February the NATO aircraft was in Lithuania and Latvia. The aim of the visit was to introduce the NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force and its capabilities to the two future members of NATO.

 

The delegation was headed by the Commander of NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force, Major General Gary Winterberger.

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Lithuania and Germany to continue military co-operation
2004.02.13

On 14-18 February the Parliamentary State Secretary of German Federal Ministry of Defence Walter Kolbow will be visiting Lithuania. Lithuanian National Defence Minister Linas Linkevičius and W. Kolbow will sign long-tem co-operation guidelines after Lithuania joins NATO this spring.

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National Defence Minister to take part in an authoritative forum of policy
2004.02.13
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Macedonia follows Lithuania's road towards NATO
2004.02.11
img The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is interested in Lithuania's experience while integrating into NATO structures. This issue is of an interest to Macedonian Minister of Defence Vlado Buchovski, who is currently with his first official visit to Lithuania.

On Tuesday, 10 February a meeting between Lithuanian National Defence Minister Linas Linkevičius and the Macedonian Minister of Defence Valdo Buchovski focused on a possibility to transfer Lithuania's regional co-operation experience to Macedonia.

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Allied Command Transformation satisfied with Lithuania's strong integration into international operations
2004.02.11

NATO Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation Admiral Sir Ian Forbes at a meeting with media representatives underlined that NATO leadership was very satisfied with Lithuania's military integration into  international antiterrorist operations of recent years. According to the NATO Admiral, who is currently visiting Lithuania, he heard lots of compliments about Lithuanian troops.

 

This is the first visit by a representative of the Allied Command Transformation to Lithuania, as well as to Europe, after NATO military command reforms. Admiral Sir Ian Forbes has already visited Great Britain, Norway and Poland.

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High-ranking NATO officer to pay visit to Lithuania
2004.02.10

On 10-11 February NATO Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation Admiral Sir Ian Forbes will be visiting Lithuania. During his meeting with National Defence Minister Linas Linkevičius and Commander of the Lithuanian Armed Forces Major General Jonas Kronkaitis, the Admiral will focus on international operations which are attended by Lithuanian troops as well as joint actions of the Baltic States in the area of airspace control. The Lithuanian military will also be presented to the NATO senior official.

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Macedonian Minister of Defence to visit Lithuania
2004.02.09
 On 10-11 February Minister of Defence of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Vlado Buchovski, is coming with an official visit to Lithuania.

 

At his meeting with Minister Buchovski, National Defence Minister Linas Linkevičius will focus on prospects of possible co-operation with Macedonia and will present Lithuania's experience in its bid to join NATO.

 

The Baltic co-operation model and joint projects of the three states will also be presented to the Macedonian Minister of Defence.

 

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NATO intelligence officer to visit Lithuania
2004.02.09

On 10-11 February Director Assistant for Intelligence of NATO International Military Headquarters Richard Sentner will be visiting Lithuania.

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Children to camp at the Central Training Area
2004.02.05
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On 6 February the National Defence Ministry and Vilnius City Municipality will sign an agreement on joint management of summer camp for children entitled, "The Trump".

A second year in turn children who live in Vilnius will be given a possibility from June to August to attend the summer camp at Pabradė, Lithuanian Armed Forces central training area, some 60 kilometres from Vilnius.

The summer camp, which will be organised for children from foster homes and families in receipt of social support, the so-called "high risk" social background, will focus on the development of military patriotic skills.

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National Defence Minister Linas Linkevičius attended National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C.
2004.02.05

On 5 February Lithuanian National Defence Minister Linas Linkevičius, who is currently in Washington D.C., attended the National Prayer Breakfast hosted by the US Congress.

 

On 4 February L. Linkevičius met with the US Congressman Joe Knollenberg, who is responsible for issues covering development of military infrastructure. The National Defence Minister informed the Congressman on Lithuania's possibilities to take part in joint international projects and introduced technical possibilities of Zuokniai airport.

 

Later in the day, the Lithuanian National Defence Minister Linas Linkevičius and Albanian Defence Minister Pandeli Majko held a meeting in Washington D.C.

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