Chief of Defence to attend European Union Military Committee meeting

Chief of Defence to attend European Union Military Committee meeting

On July 8 Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lt Gen Valdemaras Rupšys left for Brussels (Belgium) to attend a European Union Military Committee (EUMC) meeting. EU Chiefs of Defence will discuss roles and tasks of EU military structures, military operations, and cooperation with NATO at sessions presided over by Chairman Gen Claudio Graziano.

IT is going to be the second time EUMC meets amidst the COVID-19 pandemic: the first meeting was held via a tele videoconference in May. Chief of Defence will meet in person because the lockdown requirements have been alleviated in their countries, however, they will practise all the health protection recommendations.

The European Union Military Committee is the highest military institution of the European Union made up of the Chiefs of Defence of the EU member countries. The Committee leads military actions of the EU, primarily, planning and conduct of military mission and operations of the Common Security and Defence Policy and development of military capabilities, and rendering military advice to the EU Political and Security Committee in charge of common Foreign and Security Policy of the Union. The NATO Chiefs of Defence convene for the EUMC meetings twice a year.

Spokesperson for the Chief of Defence Maj Tomas Balkus
+370 (5) 278 5091, +370 682 25359, tomas.balkus@mil.lt

Photo credit: Sgt Spc 1st Class Ieva Budzeikaitė