Linkevičius receives the new Slovak Ambassador, discusses security in the region and the fight against propaganda
/ Updated: 2018.10.12 15:47
On 12 October, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the Ambassador of the Slovak Republic Ladislav Babčan. The Slovak Ambassador presented his letters of credence to the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė on the same day.
"Lithuania is very grateful to Slovakia for its significant contribution to security of our country and the region, and for joining the Canadian-led NATO enhanced forward presence battle group in Latvia. We are well aware that the presence of the Slovak troops in Latvia ensures security in all three Baltic states," said L. Linkevičius.
Lithuania‘s Foreign Minister also noted that Lithuania and Slovakia had similar historical experiences and common interests. Counter-propaganda strategic communication is one of the key areas for cooperation. L. Linkevičius voiced hope that the active relationship between the two countries would continue to grow stronger with Lithuania and Slovakia working closely together on issues on the European, Transatlantic agendas, and other multilateral issues.
L. Babčan is the sixth Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to Lithuania from 1997. He resides in Latvia.