Baltics have first face-to-face meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Blinken

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Foreign ministers of the three Baltic states had their first chance to get up close and personal -- while remaining suitably distanced -- with new United states Secretary of State Antony Blinken March 24 on the sidelines of a meeting of NATO foreign ministers.

A statement from the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said the discussion covered "current NATO policy, cooperation between the U.S. and the Baltic States on security and defence, and the latest developments in regional security, as well as the situation in Russia, Belarus, and China," but went into little detail.

The Latvian Foreign Minister, Edgars Rinkēvičs, expressed his appreciation for America’s support for Baltic security and defence and "commended the U.S. dialogue with Allies and the return of the U.S. to the global arena as it renews participation in multilateral formats," in a statement from the MFA.

Rinkēvičs also noted that Latvia together with a number of like-minded countries has always opposed the Nord Stream 2 project, "being convinced that this political project will increase the EU’s energy dependence on a single supplier."

The Baltic States’ Foreign Ministers also "stressed the importance of sustaining the dynamics of development of the Three Seas Initiative," the statement added.

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