Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting with Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius
Vice President Joe Biden met today with Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius in the White House. The two leaders discussed bilateral relations and the strong partnership between the United States and Lithuania, the implementation of NATO’s Readiness Action Plan, the crisis in Ukraine, the coalition to degrade and destroy ISIL, European energy security, and a range of other matters. The Vice President underscored that the United States’ commitment to NATO’s Article 5 is rock solid, and thanked Lithuania for its leadership within the EU on dealing with the crisis in Ukraine. The Vice President also strongly supported Lithuania’s membership in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) upon completion of its accession roadmap.