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News archive (2008 - 03)

After decades of conflict Lithuanian peacekeepers bring Afghan tribes to common table
2008.04.02
imgCommander of Lithuanian-led Ghowr PRT-6 Col. Albertas Kondrotas, Head of the Lithuanian Special Mission Aleksandras Matonis and Deputy Head of the Special Mission Marius Alekna met with leaders of bibog and sardar tribes in Dowlat Yar region 60 km east of Chaghcharan on March 27.
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March 29 – the day Lithuania entered NATO
2008.03.28
imgIt is customary to recollect achievements and jobs done celebrating the day of Lithuania's accession to NATO. Four years of membership proved Lithuania with its armed forces ahead was a reliable ally able to assume collective responsibility for defence of the allies' sovereignty, democracy and security of citizens along with other NATO member states.
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New Defence Attaché of Denmark accredited to Lithuania
2008.03.28
imgNew Danish Defence Attaché for Lithuania Ulf Berthelsen will be accredited on March 31. Navy Captain Victor Rasmussen leaving the office will be awarded national defence system Medal of Merit.
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4th anniversary of NATO accession marked by young artists' exposition
2008.03.27
imgNational Defence Ministry and Office of the Seimas organise opening eve for the exposition marking 4th anniversary of Lithuania's accession to NATO on March 28. The exposition will display the best pieces of the ”NATO contemporary art workshop" project among other issues reflecting NATO security themes.
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National Defence Minister and Armed Forces Commander on official visit in Georgia
2008.03.27
imgNational Defence Minister Juozas Olekas and Armed Forces Commander Gen. Lt. Valdas Tutkus will go to Georgia on an official visit, March 27-28. In Tbilisi they will meet Premier of Georgia Vladimir Gurgenidze, Parliamentary Speaker Nino Burdzhanadze, Defence Minister David Kezerashvili and Foreign Affairs Vice Minister Nikoloz Vashakidze.
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National Defence Minister and Armed Forces Commander visit Lithuanian troops in Iraq
2008.03.26
National Defence Minister Juozas Olekas ir Armed Forces Commander Gen. Lt. Valdas Tutkus arrived to Iraq on March 26 to meet members and leadership of LITCON-10. Delegation also includes acting Field Force Commander Brig. Gen. Vytautas Jonas Zukas and members of National Defence and Security Committee of Seimas Algis Kaseta and Vytautas Cepas.
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NCO School in Kaunas visited by Latvian NCO school representatives
2008.03.26
imgChief Capt. S. Gaugers, Deputy Chief Maj. A. Taraus and Latvian Armed Forces Chief NCO Sergt. Maj. A. Loginovs representing Latvian Armed Forces NCO school visited Lithuanian Division General Stasys Rastikis NCO School on March 18-19.
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Polish soldiers involved in the NATO air police mission attended the Easter church service
2008.03.26
imgOn 23 March the Polish soldiers involved in the NATO Baltic Air-policing mission attended the church service in the native Polish language. The mass was held by chaplain of Vilnius garrison Captain Pavelas Paukšto.
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NATO SNMG1 frigates moor in Klaipeda
2008.03.26
imgTwo NATO Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) frigates from Germany and the USA will moor in Klaipeda at the Cruiser and Warship Quay on March 27.
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Lithuanians exchange experience with NATO allies in Western Afghanistan
2008.03.26
Security conference and meeting of commanders of four ISAF PRTs in Western Afghanistan was held in Herat on March 18-19. The meeting addressed further prospects of stabilising security situation in the region and ways of improving development cooperation efforts.
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