NATO leaders decided at the summit in Wales on Friday to establish headquarters in Lithuania and the other two Baltic states, with their functions and structure to be finalized within this autumn, Lithuanian officials said.
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Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė and leaders of other NATO member states have agreed in Wales on additional measures to deal with newly emerging threats and beef up the defence of the allied countries, including Lithuania.
Lithuania's Defence Minister Juozas Olekas and his counterparts from Estonia, Denmark, the Netherlands, Latvia, Norway and the UK signed a protocol of intentions for establishing the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) at a ceremony during the NATO summit in Wales on Thursday, the Ministry of National Defence said.