King Willem-Alexander visits Dutch troops in Lithuania
On Tuesday 21 February His Majesty the King will visit Dutch military personnel in Pabradė, Lithuania. The Dutch troops are part of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence in Lithuania, the aim of which is deterrence and, if necessary, defence on the Alliance’s eastern flank. During his visit, the King will participate in an exercise. He will be accompanied by the Commander of the Royal Netherlands Army, Lieutenant General Martin Wijnen.
The visit will start with a briefing at Pabradė Training Area by the Dutch Senior National Representative, Lieutenant Colonel Roberto Werker. The King will then take part in a Field Training Exercise of Bravo ‘Coyote’ Company of 44 Mechanised Infantry Battalion (Prins Johan Willem Friso Infantry Regiment), supported by Combat Support and Combat Service Support. After the exercise he will speak with Dutch troops.
The King will then go to the Presidential Palace in Vilnius, where he will meet with the Lithuanian president, Gitanas Nausėda.
Government Information Service, no. 28