Mon. Jul 15th, 2024
Brussels, 20 June 2023

On 26-27 June 2023, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will travel to Lithuania together with the Permanent Representatives on the North Atlantic Council and the Chair of the Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer. This visit is part of the preparations of the NATO Summit in Vilnius, which will take place next month.

On Monday 26 June, the Secretary General will meet with the President of Lithuania, Mr. Gitanas Nausėda, at the Presidential Palace in Vilnius.

Later that day, they will attend Exercise Griffin Storm 2023, in Pabradė, General Silvestras Žukauskas Training Area. The Federal Minister of Defence of Germany, Mr. Boris Pistorius, and the Minister of National Defence of Lithuania, Mr. Arvydas Anusauskas, will also attend the exercise.

On Monday evening, the Secretary General will attend the Award Ceremony for the Manfred Wörner Medal at Vilnius City Hall. Mr. Stoltenberg will give a laudatory speech to honour the recipient of the Medal – the former President of Lithuania, Ms. Dalia Grybauskaitė.

On Tuesday, 27 June, the Secretary General will hold talks with the Prime Minister of Lithuania, Ms. Ingrida Šimonytė, in Vilnius.

Media advisory
Monday 26 June

10:30 (CEST)         Press statements by the NATO Secretary General and the President of Lithuania at the Presidential Palace, Vilnius

15:05                      Press conference at Exercise Griffin Storm 2023

19:10                      Speech of the Secretary General at the Award Ceremony for the Manfred Wörner Medal

Media coverage
  • The events above will be streamed live on the NATO website. Transcripts of the Secretary General’s remarks, as well as pictures taken by a NATO photographer, will be available on the NATO website.
  • The video will be available for free download from the NATO Multimedia Portal after the event.

Source – NATO

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