Lithuanian president meets with US President Biden in New York

  • 2022-09-23
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda, currently on a visit to New York to attend the session of the UN General Assembly, met with President of the United States Joe Biden on Friday.

After the meeting, the Lithuanian leader said in a Facebook post that he and the American president shared the same views towards Ukraine.

“Our views towards Ukraine are identical: it is necessary to do everything to ensure that it wins this war,” Nauseda wrote.

He also said that he had thanked President Biden for stringent and strong policy of the United States with respect to aggressor Russia.

“I called to press on with this policy, in particular now, when Russia made a desperate step and announced its ‘partial mobilization’… President Biden also stressed: rest assure, you – Lithuania – are also very much necessary for us,” the Lithuanian president added.

As the Kremlin's war in Ukraine continues for almost eight months, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization in the country on Wednesday.

In response, Lithuania has raised the alert level of its rapid response force and will convene a meeting of the State Defense Council next week.