Lithuanian defence minister meets with NATO and UN representatives in Afghanistan

During his trip to Afghanistan, Lithuania's Minister of National Defence Juozas Olekas on Thursday met with Ambassador Maurits Jochems, NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan, General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. (USA), Commander ISAF, and Jan Kubis, the Special Representative for Afghanistan and the Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), the Ministry of National Defence said.
Juozas Olekas
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