On 2 August 2019 there was an accreditation ceremony of the newly appointed Hungarian Defense Attaché Col. ltn. Lajos Szalavari in the Ministry of National Defense of Lithuania. Vice-Minister of Lithuanian National Defense Vytautas Umbras thanked Hungary for its support and solidarity in strengthening the security of the Baltic States, and Lithuania in particular. He also underlined the importance of the Hungarian participation in the Baltic Air Policing (BAP) mission which is carried out, this time as a leading nation, by Hungary for the second time this year after 2015.