President Nausėda spoke highly of MNC NE’s role as a regional security provider and underscored Lithuania's unflagging commitment to the NATO alliance. In addition, he met with the Lithuanian soldiers who serve at the Corps' Headquarters in Poland and thanked them and their families for their dedication.
At the same time, LTG von Sandrart emphasized that Lithuania is the cornerstone of regional peace and prosperity, and the Lithuanian Army plays a vital role in securing the north of the Suwałki corridor. "Lithuanian Defence Forces' contribution is exemplary and instrumental," the Commander said. "In our Area of Operations, Lithuania hosts the NATO eFP Battlegroup and forms a solid pillar of our Multinational Division North East. The Lithuanian Iron Wolf Brigade is a prime fighting force serving not only Lithuania but also our Corps."
In 2004, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia were the first member states to join HQ MNC NE since its establishment in 1999.