On Friday, 6 September, President of the Republic of Lithuania H.E. Dalia Grybauskaitė and NATO Secretary General Mr. Fogh Rasmussen opened the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence. The ceremony also was attended by Minister of National Defence Mr. Juozas Olekas, Chief of Defence of the Republic of Lithuania Lieutenant General Arvydas Pocius, ambasadors and other guests.
After the opening ceremony, Ms. Dalia Grybauskaitė and NATO Secretary General Mr. Fogh Rasmussen held a joint press conference.
Photos by A.Pliadis, J.Kukulskis
Energy Security Centre of Excellence:
Provides technical, scientific and academic subject matter expertise in field of energy security that contributes to risk assessment analysis.
Provides energy security related solutions for the development of environmentally friendly and efficient military capabilities in support of Smart Defence.
Provides scientific, technical and academic analysis on various aspects of energy supply and critical energy infrastructure protection in areas of concern to NATO.
Supports NATO Operations through targeted technical scientific assessment, as well as providing advice and solutions for development of energy efficient forces.
Identifies future needs in NATO transformation activities and seek to prevent or mitigate emergent military threats and challenges, which result from the global scarcity of energy resources and the complexity of the international energy system.