Minister Linas Linkevičius congratulates the new Dutch Foreign Minister
/ Updated: 2017.10.26 10:28
On 26 October, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius congratulated the new Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Halbe Zijlstra.
Lithuania’s Foreign Minister highlighted the excellent bilateral relationship between Lithuania and the Netherlands, strong economic ties, active cooperation in the field of defence and the development of the LNG market. “We highly appreciate the active economic cooperation between Lithuania and the Netherlands and the contribution of the Netherlands to the security of the Baltic region,” wrote Linkevičius in his congratulations letter.
In March of this year, the Netherlands joined the NATO enhanced forward presence battalion in Lithuania. The Netherlands has repeatedly protected the airspace over the Baltic Sea region and participated in the Baltic Air Policing mission in Lithuania at the beginning of this year, when NATO’s battalion was deployed.