On October 16-18 Vice Minister of National Defence Greta Monika Tučkutė conducted a meeting to South Korea where she addressed the potential for strengthening bilateral cooperation with security and defence officials of the country. The most important aspects of the visit agenda concerned defence industry, cybersecurity and assistance to Ukraine.
In Seoul, G. M. Tučkutė discussed mutual interests with Deputy Minister for National Defense Policy of South Korea Heo Taekeun and Minister of Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) Eom Dong-hwan.
“We aim to strengthen the cooperation between Lithuania and South Korea in the area of security. We see especially significant potential for more cooperation on defence industry and acquisitions which we expect to accelerate the building strength of Lithuania’s defence capabilities and defence industry. We also find common grounds in cyber security, as well as encourage South Korea to join the coalition for demining Ukraine that Lithuania assembles,” said G. M. Tučkutė.
During the visit to South Korea Vice Minister attended ADEX, the largest defence industry exhibition in Northeast Asia, and spoke on defence innovation at the Seoul Defense Dialogue.
G. M. Tučkutė had separate meetings with top management of Norther Korean defence industry companies Kia and Hyundai Rotem, and viewed the weaponry they produce.