This year Lithuania’s basketball legend A.Sabonis will be sharing his shirt number 11 with NATO – on March 29 Lithuania will mark the 11th anniversary as a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
We care to commemorate each anniversary of Lithuania’s membership of the Alliance. We held formal events and intellectual discussions and launched publications to celebrate our first decade in NATO a year ago. Although we will have a smaller commemoration this year, marking such a anniversary is a must. Not only because we have a tradition, but rather because the 11th Lithuania’s year in the Alliance has revealed the true NATO’s importance for Lithuania.