German chief of defence visiting Lithuania
Germany's Chief of Defence General Volker Wieker is visiting Lithuania on Wednesday.
During his stay in Vilnius, Wieker will discuss the security situation and military cooperation with President Dalia Grybauskaitė, Defence Vice-Minister Vytautas Umbrasas and Lithuania's Chief of Defence Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas, the Lithuanian Defence Ministry said.
The German-led NATO Enhanced Forward Presence battlegroup, which is aimed at step up deterrence and collective defence in the region, was stationed in Lithuania a year ago and currently includes around 1,400 troops from Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Norway. Around half of the unit's troops and the leadership are from Germany.