Lithuania hosts traditional Snow Meeting of security policy experts

  • 2020-01-16
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - Lithuanian and foreign security policy experts are gathering near Vilnius on Thursday for an annual Snow Meeting to discuss transatlantic challenges.

Participants of the two-day informal gathering include Latvia's defense minister, the foreign ministers of Poland and Slovakia, and the US assistant secretaries of state and defense.

"This year, the focus will be on strengthening the transatlantic link, on the roles of Russia and China in the current geopolitical context, and NATO's Euro-Atlantic security enhancement goals," the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry has said in a press release.

The 13th Snow Meeting in the district of Trakai will bring together more than 100 high-ranking diplomats, advisers, parliamentarians, experts from analytical and research centers, and international and security policy experts from about 15 countries and NATO and EU bodies.