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Chief of Defence takes part in NATO Military Committee Conference with 29 NATO counterparts

Chief of Defence takes part in NATO Military Committee Conference with 29 NATO counterparts

On September 17–19 Chief of Defence Lieutenant General Valdemaras Rupšys attended a NATO Military Committee Conference in Athens, Greece.

“The NATO Military Committee Conference is the biggest military format event NATO has. These couple of days allow Chiefs of Defence of the 30 countries not only discuss the issues of importance for Alliance activity and development abut also put forward the issues and challenges faced by separate nations – and to address the possible NATO involvement in providing solutions. We will certainly discuss the lessons learned in Afghanistan, hybrid attacks, the threat from Russia,” said Lt Gen Valdemaras Rupšys.

At the Conference, NATO CHODs addressed the most topical problems facing the allies and possible solutions within the Alliance area of responsibility. Separate sessions addressed Alliance operations, missions, tasks, deterrence and defence. Major focus was placed on the strategic NATO’s adaptation, deterrence and defence, and peacetime tasks. The training mission in Ukraine was also among the discussed topics.

The Military Committee (MC) (French: Comité militaire) sessions normally take place three times per year, two in Brussels and one - in one of the NATO member states on a rotational basis, in order to discuss NATO operations, missions and activities, and form military advice to the North Atlantic Council on the best action the Alliance can take to face global security challenges.

Spokesperson for the Chief of Defence Capt Rūta Montvilė

+370 (5) 278 5091, +370 682 25359, ruta.montvile@mil.lt