Colonel Modestas Petrauskas, commander of the Lithuanian Special Operations Forces, is set to be appointed Lithuania's military representative to NATO and the European Union after the parliamentary Committee on National Security and Defense gave the green light to his appointment.
Darius Jauniškis, Modestas Petrauskas
© KAM

The army officer says his main goal in the new position is to seek the consolidation of NATO guarantees for Lithuania.

According to Petrauskas, Lithuania wants NATO to be able to swiftly identify threats and make decisions in a timely manner. In the EU format, Lithuania should seek strengthening infrastructure to facilitate the movement of military forces, he said.

Petrauskas has served in the Lithuanian army for 26 years. He is set to be promoted to brigadier general later this month.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

Polish citizens in Lithuania backed opposition in election in Poland

Almost 1,000 Polish citizens cast their votes in the Polish parliament election in Lithuania on...

Government to hold meeting on whether to establish Ethnic Minority Council

Lithuania's government is set to hold a meeting on Monday to discuss the need to establish an Ethnic...

Grenade neutralized on Nida beach

A dangerous grenade was found on the beach in Lithuania's western resort town of Nida on...

Social insurance budget planned with EUR 326 mln surplus

The Lithuanian state social insurance fund Sodra 's draft budget for 2020 targets a surplus of...

Juozaitis may lead new party created by Order and Justice members

An Order and Justice leader expects philosopher Arvydas Juozaitis , one of the candidates in last...