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The President will discuss regional security issues at the Security Conference in Munich

February 14, President Gitanas Nausėda will take part in the annual Munich Security Conference which will bring together over 500 political, business and academic leaders this year.

The 56th Munich Security Conference will focus on the identification of internal and external threats for Europe and future security challenges as well as the guidelines for the united concept and common strategy of the Western world. The world leaders will discuss the cooperation challenges in the area of defense, their causes, and the future of a global order based on international law and human rights.

“At the conference, I will remind the world leaders about the security situation in the Baltic region and the threats. We will address the need to strengthen deterrence and defense, as well as the vital role of NATO in ensuring the transatlantic security,” the President said.

The President will attend the opening event of the Munich Security Conference and deliver introductory remarks on the topic of Baltic security.

The President should also attend a high-level investors round-table and meet with Executive of BMW Oliver Zips. Lithuania’s achievements in financial technology, lasers, IT, and life sciences will be presented to potential investors with an emphasis on favorable infrastructure for start-ups and efficient business development.

Among other leaders, the conference will be attended by French President Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, President of Germany Frank Walter Steinmeier, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, and Executive of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg. The conference will be chaired by Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger.

During the Munich Security Conference, the President should hold bilateral meetings with Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and President of Northern Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski to discuss regional security, EU enlargement, and bilateral cooperation issues.

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