Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Landsbergis: “Lithuania and Italy see the security situation in the same way – we must work together to ensure all the necessary and long-term military support to Ukraine”
On 30 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with the new Ambassador of Italy to Lithuania Emanuele de Maigret. The meeting focused on Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine, further support to Ukraine, security challenges facing the Baltic Sea region, bilateral economic cooperation, other topical items on the EU’s agenda and bilateral relations.
“I recently returned from Kyiv and Kharkiv, where I very closely familiarised myself with the most important needs of Ukraine’s military equipment and the importance of military innovation on the battlefield. Insufficient and delayed support is directly related to the deaths of Ukrainian soldiers on the battlefield. Therefore, we will continue cooperating with Italy to actively increase the support,” Landsbergis said.
Landsbergis welcomed the intensifying cooperation between Lithuania and Italy in the field of economy and called for tapping into the potential of cooperation in the defence industry more actively, especially in the fields of drone production and military innovation.
The Italian Ambassador to Lithuania Emanuele de Maigret presented his letters of credence to the President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda on 26 January.