Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius is attending a meeting of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Washington D.C. on Wednesday.
An ISIS fighter
© Reuters / Scanpix

The meeting of ministers of the coalition member-states will address the tasks completed by the coalition and the guidelines of future operations, the Foreign Ministry said.

The participants of the discussions will identify and discuss new measures of more efficient efforts against the Islamic State, with the focus on the strategy of continued fighting against the group in Iraq and Syria, stabilization of the humanitarian situation in recovered territories and specific actions of the global coalition in Iraq and Syria.

Lithuania announced joining the coalition last year. From the start of 2017, the country has delegated six military instructors to Iraq to train local forces.

In the run-up to the coalition meeting in Washington D.C., Lithuanian officials restated the country's readiness to discuss raising the participation of its instructors to Iraq.

"If necessary, Lithuania, as a member of the coalition against ISIS and an ally of the United States, is ready to discuss raising its contribution," Vita Ramanauskaitė, spokeswoman for the defence minister, has told BNS.

Lithuania's parliament has sanctioned sending up to 30 military instructors to Iraq this year.

Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Georgian foreign minister visiting Lithuania

Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani is visiting Vilnius on Tuesday to discuss on his country's...

Lithuanian formin expects US to make Russia keep to nuclear weapons treaty (1)

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius expects that the United States will force Russia...

German Field Army commander receives Lithuanian state award

President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Monday awarded Lieutenant General Joerg Kurt Willy Vollmer,...

Other politicians also raised Palestinian representation issue - Seimas speaker

The issue of Palestine 's representation in the Baltic states was first raised more than three years...

Lithuanian children adopted by foreigners to keep Lithuanian citizenship

Lithuanian children adopted by foreigners will be able to keep their Lithuanian citizenship after the...