Lithuania officially ended over six-month long period of command of NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1). On January 22, Commander Giedrius Premeneckas (Lithuanian Navy) handed over command of SNMCMG1 to Commander Peter A.J. Bergen Henegouwen (Royal Netherlands Navy) at Den Helder naval base of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Ministry of National Defence said.

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