Iceland’s chief of defense visiting Lithuania – Lithuanian Armed Forces

  • 2023-03-27
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Jonas Gunnar Allansson, director general of the Directorate for Defense of Iceland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who also performs the functions of the chief of defense, is visiting Lithuania on Monday.

During the visit, he would meet with Lithuanian Chief of Defense Valdemaras Rupsys and other representatives of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, as well as Vaidotas Urbelis, defense policy director at the Lithuanian Defense Ministry, the Armed Forces said in a press release.

Allansson would also visit the site of demining training provided to Ukrainian troops by Lithuania in tandem with the Nordic countries. He is also scheduled to visit the headquarters of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group in Lithuania.

“Iceland is a country without a military and has emphasized a comprehensive and multilateral approach in security affairs and is a member of key organizations, such as the United Nations, NATO and the OSCE,” the Lithuanian Armed Forces said in the press release.