By Tiffany Williams –
Today Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III will travel overseas to meet with senior military and government leaders in Belgium, Poland, and Lithuania.
While in Belgium, Secretary Austin will meet with Allied defense ministers and NATO leadership to discuss Russia’s military buildup in and around Ukraine.
In Poland, Secretary Austin will meet with Andrzej Duda, President of the Republic of Poland, and Minister of National Defence of Poland Mariusz Błaszczak.
In Lithuania, Secretary Austin will meet with Gitanas Nausėda, President of Lithuania, Ingrida Simonyte, Prime Minister of Lithuania, and Minister Arvydas Anušauskas, Minister for National Defence of Lithuania.