Remigijus Žemaitaitis, leader of Lithuania's Order and Justice party, on Thursday signed an agreement by the country's political parties on defense policy for the next decade, the government said.
Armed Forces Day parade
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According to Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis, such a decision means that the majority of political parties in Lithuania care for the security of the State of Lithuania and its society and are able to unite for the state's strategic goals, despite harsh political discussions.

In early September, the agreement was signed by the leaders of the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union, Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats, Social Democratic Labor Party of Lithuania and Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania – Christian Families Alliance.

The Order and Justice leader signed the agreement later as he earlier said he wanted to, first of all, inform the party's convention which took place in late September.

The agreement, among other things, contains a plan to increase defense spending to 2.5 percent GDP by 2030, which is 0.5 percentage point more than it is now.

The agreement also stipulates possible decision in 2022 to introduce universal conscription in Lithuania.

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