VILNIUS – Lithuanian Defense Minister Arvydas Anusauskas is taking part in a meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels on Wednesday.
"The ministers will address the implementation of the decisions taken on deterrence and defense at the NATO Summit in Madrid, as well as other relevant aspects of strengthening the Alliance's defense," the Lithuanian Defense Ministry has said in a press release.
In Brussels, Anusauskas will also participate in a "Ramstein format" meeting bringing together defense ministers and military representatives of military aid donors to Ukraine.
"Participants of the format will discuss the course of the war in Ukraine and the country's current military needs with Ukraine's Minister of Defense Oleksii Reznikov," according to the press release.
The program of the visit also includes a meeting between the defense ministers of the Bucharest Nine countries – Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary – and US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.