Readout of Vice President Harris’s Meeting with Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte of Lithuania

The White House

Vice President Kamala Harris today met with Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte of Lithuania. The Vice President commemorated the 100 years of diplomatic relations between the United States and Lithuania and reaffirmed our ironclad commitment to NATO’s Article 5. The Vice President thanked Lithuania for hosting U.S. forces and reiterated the U.S. commitment to maintain a persistent rotational U.S. military presence in Lithuania and its other Baltic neighbors. The two leaders condemned Russia’s continued brutal aggression against Ukraine and discussed our shared unwavering support for the Ukrainian people. The Vice President also assured Prime Minister Simonyte that the United States would continue to stand up for the international rules-based order in Europe and the Indo-Pacific, and thanked Lithuania for its principled stance. The Vice President congratulated the Prime Minister for receiving the Madeleine K. Albright Democracy Award yesterday.

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