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Margiris Abukevičius

Margiris Abukevičius is a Vice-Minister of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania. He is responsible for international cooperation and cybersecurity.

In his current position, he led national efforts to design a legal framework to ensure that only trusted suppliers can participate in building 5G infrastructure in Lithuania. He is also one of the initiators and developers of the Lithuanian-led PESCO Cyber Rapid Response Teams project.

Margiris Abukevičius has worked at the Ministry of National Defence since 2004. From 2015 to 2019, he worked as a Defence Advisor and Cyber Attaché at the Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU, where he contributed to shaping the Lithuanian stance on the EU security and defence, cybersecurity issues.

Margiris Abukevičius holds a BA and a MA received at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University and has studied in Berlin and Geneva.