Head of EUPOL COPPS meets Lithuanian representative in Palestine Arturas Gailiunas

Head of EUPOL COPPS Kauko Aaltomaa met today, 16 October 2019, the Head of the Representative Office of the Republic of Lithuania in Palestine Arturas Gailiunas and discussed ways to maintain support to Palestinian counterparts.

Lithuania is currently leading a new EU twinning project for the Palestinian Authority: “Strengthening the Capacity of the Palestinian Authority to Improve Customs Revenue Collection and Borders Crossings Control”. Lithuania is one of the 28 EU member States who contribute to the Mission.

In 2013, a Lithuanian national, Mindaugas Morkunas then Mission’s Chief of Finance, died in a tragic road accident in the West Bank. In honour of his memory, the Mission erected a plaque in its main conference room.