Minister of National Defence J. Olekas will attend a meeting of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence of the European Parliament

14 October 2013, Last updated at, 13:53 EEST
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On 14 October  Minister of National Defence JuozasOlekas will take part in a joint meeting of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence  of the European Parliament in Brussels. The Minister  will speak at the European Parliament  and present Common and Security Defence Policy priorities of Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and Lithuania’s ideas with regard to the development of this policy in future.

One of key priorities of Lithuania’s Presidency in the field of EU common security and defence policy is  to actively contribute to the run up to the European Council in December where defence issues  will be on the agenda after a long break. As the Presidency Lithuania organises a number of high-level events, during which  proposals for strategic discussions are  provided and ideas with regard to the directions  European defence should move forward after 2013 are  formulated. 

Live transmission of the conference and a video record will be made available later on the official website of the European Parliament.

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