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2019.05.29 09:40

John McCain hall to be opened in Lithuania's Foreign Ministry

Saulius Jakučionis, BNS2019.05.29 09:40

Lithuania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs will on Thursday open a hall named after the US Senator John McCain, who passed away last year.

According to the ministry, the American politician “substantially contributed to pulling support for Lithuania, its defence and citizens' security, maintained close ties between Europe and the United States, spoke in favour of transatlantic cooperation and the importance of military support for Europe”.

Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius, former President Valdas Adamkus, Vytautas Landsbergis, speaker of Lithuania's Supreme Council – the Reconstituent Seimas, and US Ambassador to Lithuania Anne Hall will attend the ceremony.

An exhibition of photos from McCain's visit to Lithuania and meetings with Lithuanian delegations will be shown during the opening event.

McCain was one of the most active supporters of the Baltic states' NATO membership and actively spoke in favour of sending US troops to the region.

The senator died on August 25 last year.