The United States and Lithuania convened high-level bilateral consultations in Washington today to discuss opportunities for enhanced cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, including with like-minded partners. The United States reaffirmed strong support for Lithuania as a valued NATO Ally and partner in addressing many shared global challenges and opportunities, and in particular, those in the Indo-Pacific. Participants discussed their countries’ shared commitment to democratic values, human rights, and support for the international rules-based order. Both sides committed to pursuing enhanced cooperation, including on trade, investment, and supply chain resiliency; security and defense ties; and addressing challenges associated with emerging and disruptive technologies, as well as cyber and hybrid threats.
The dialogue was led by Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis of Lithuania and on the U.S. side by National Security Council Coordinator for the Indo-Pacific Kurt Campbell and Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Kritenbrink. It included representatives from across the Lithuanian government as well as the National Security Council, the Department of State, the Department of Commerce, and the Department of Defense.