From March 23 to 24 the Baltic Military Conference, an already traditional event organized by the Ministry of National Defence and the General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania, will take place to address topical security and defence issues, especially strengthening NATO’s deterrence and defence posture from military and strategic perspectives.
“The Conference is the most important academic defence policy event in Lithuania this year. It presents a particularly good opportunity for expert discussions on the aims of the Euro-Atlantic security and defence policy in the context of Russia’s war in Ukraine ahead of the NATO Summit in Vilnius from which we expect meaningful deliverables in the area of collective defence,” says Minister of National Defence A. Anušauskas.
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper is the keynote speaker of the Conference with other leading European and U.S. defence analysts publishing in expert-level magazines and influencing top decision-makers in attendance.
The Atlantic Council, the worldwide recognized U.S. think tank, is a partner and contributes especially significantly to the Conference this year.
The first day of the Conference will take place in a closed panel session organized by the Ministry of National Defence to address lessons learned in the Russian war in Ukraine, while the main panels of the event will address strengthening of the eastern flank of NATO as implementation of the NATO deterrence and defence policy, assessment of the support to Ukraine and U.S. force presence in Europe,and NATO adaptation to the changing character of warfare.
The Conference is held under the auspices of Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania Ingrida Šimonytė at the Town Hall of Vilnius.
The first Baltic Defence Conference was held in 2019. Its organizers already conceived the Conference as a high-level forum for debate on security and defence developments highlighting the important regional dimension and bringing the conversation on the future of NATO and transatlantic bonds to the General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy, Europe. .
The Conference is closed for invited guests and registered audience, however, part of the publications and news on the discussed subject-matter will be available at: https://fb.me/e/8zFb4Yaq5