Lithuanian Defence Attaches represent the Minister of National Defence and the Lithuanian Armed Forces while serving in foreign countries. A Defence Attaché informs the Defence Minister and other officials about military matters, security issues, and state actions in the country where he or she is stationed. As a liaison between the Lithuanian Defence System and the host nation’s defence institutions, the attaché takes part in negotiations on military and security topics, works to build stronger bi-lateral ties, and promotes the achievements of the Lithuanian Armed Forces. An attaché also provides Lithuanian officers and servicemen with assistance when abroad. Lithuanian defence attachés report to the Minister of National Defence.