Commander-in-chief of the Lithuanian Naval Force took part in the International Seapower Symposium



October 6-8, Commander-in-chief Capt. (N) Olegas Mariničius participated in the XIXth International Seapower Symposium at the US Naval War College (Newport, Rhode Island).


Discussions during the Symposium focused on combating piracy, effects of global warming on navigation, and cooperation in ensuring security at sea. Lithuanian Naval Force' Commander-in-chief of also met senior leaders of other states' navies and addressed points of bilateral cooperation.


In his opening remarks US Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead highlighted that in the period of extraordinary challenges "our mutual efforts can safeguard international peace and prosperity in the 21st century." The thought was elaborated on by the US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus: he added that orientation of the US Navy towards joint actions is increasing through cooperation with South American, European and African navies and meeting naval challenges. Addressing the Symposium via a telelink the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stressed that neither of the states could counter global challenges on its own.


This year the Symposium brought together senior leadership of 101 states' navies.


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Information prepared by PR Officer of the Lithuanian Naval Force Lt. (N) Antanas Brencius.