Minister Landsbergis, after a meeting with Baerbock: Germany's commitment to permanently deploy combat-ready rotational German Brigade will strengthen the security in Lithuania and the region
On November 11, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with Germany's Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Annalena Baerbock. The Foreign Ministers discussed the intensifying economic relationship between Lithuania and Germany and the security situation in the region. Minister Landsbergis also presented Lithuania's readiness to host the German Brigade.
"Germany's commitment to permanently deploy combat-ready rotational German brigade will strengthen the security in Lithuania and the region," the Lithuanian chief of diplomacy said at the meeting with minister Baerbock.
"Ukraine's victory will bring peace and security back to our homes. It is, therefore, the duty of all Europeans to focus on this common goal," Landsbergis said in a discussion on Russia's war against Ukraine. Lithuania's Foreign Minister also stressed the importance of comprehensive assistance to Ukraine.
The ministers also discussed the risks of economic and energy dependence on authoritarian regimes, cooperation in defence industry and other fields, and the advantages of economic diversification.
"Authoritarian regimes are watching the reactions and actions of the democratic world. A Special Tribunal could become another pillar of the rules-based world order, as well as a deterrent for autocratic regimes aiming for revisionism," the minister said.
During his visit to Berlin, the Foreign Minister also met with Dr. Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann, Chair of the Defence Committee of the German Bundestag, Mr. Jens Plötner, Foreign Policy Advisor to the Federal Chancellor, other German politicians, as well as representatives of Germany's leading political thought institutions and the Federation of German Industries (BDI).