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Commander Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum General Jörg Vollmer to visit Lithuania

Commander Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum General Jörg Vollmer to visit Lithuania

On June 23 through 25 Commander Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum General Jörg Vollmer will be conducting a formal visit in Lithuania to meet with Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis, Chief of Defence Lt Gen Valdemaras Rupšys, and other representatives of the Lithuanian Armed Forces. This is going to be the first visit by General Vollmer in the capacity, however, he carried out numerous visits to Lithuania as Chief of the German Army.

 

The Lithuanian military leadership will discuss with the guest the security situation in the region, aspects of defence planning, and activities of the NATO units deployed in Lithuania - enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group, Force Integration Unit, Baltic Air Policing Mission. The visit is also planned to facilitate interaction of Lithuanian Armed Forces and NATO command structures, further enhance military cooperation and regional security.


The Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum is responsible for command and control of the NATO mission in Afghanistan, Resolute Support, and for coordination of NATO deterrence and readiness for defence.


Biography of General J. Vollmer: https://jfcbs.nato.int/page582591/commander-jfcbrunssum.aspx

Photo credit: Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum


Media opportunities:

 


June 25 (Thursday) at 0830-0840 official welcome ceremony for Commander Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum in front of the Ministry of National Defence. No registration required.


June 25 at 0930-0950 press conference at the Ministry of National Defence with Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lt Gen Valdemaras Rupšys and Commander Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum General Jörg Vollmer. Only registered media representatives will be admitted.


Media representatives are invited to register at tomas.balkus@mil.lt to attend the press conference (please give your full name, media organisation, contacts) until Thursday, June 25, 0900, to attend the event. POC for registration and arrival at the event site: MajTomas Balkus, +370 682 25359, tomas.balkus@mil.lt


Freelance reporters and foreign media representatives will need accreditation issued by the MoD Strategic Communication and Public Relations Department, e-mail: vis@kam.lt. (please send a filled out form, and copies of ID document and letter of confirmation from the publisher).


Spokesperson for the Chief of Defence Maj Tomas Balkus
+370 5 278 5091, mob. 8 682 25359, tomas.balkus@mil.lt