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Bilateral Lithuanian-UK consultations on cyber security took place

2017.11.22
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On November 20-21 Vice Minister of National Defence Edvinas Kerza and a delegation attended bilateral consultations at the Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom. Representatives of the Ministry of National Defence met with Deputy Leader of the House of Lords Earl Howe and Nick Dean, Head of Cyber, Cyber and National Security Capabilities Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK.

 

Lithuanian and British representatives focussed on the dimension of cyber security and related points of bilateral cooperation. The UK representatives present the vision of the National Cyber Security Strategy and the functions performed by the National Cyber Security Centre.

 

The Lithuanian representatives concentrated on discussing possible prospects of bilateral cyber security and defence cooperation both in NATO and the EU formats. Vice Minister E. Kerza offered for the UK to join Lithuania’s initiative of forming EU cyber rapid response force which could , according to the Vice Minister, be a security and defence link between the UK and the European Union in the future.

 

The officials also addressed bilateral defence cooperation and security situation in the Baltic region.

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