Latvian President thanks U.S. Congress for support

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Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis on July 2 thanked a delegation of United States Congress members for their support with regard to regional security.

"We welcome the support of the United States Congress to strengthen the security of the Baltic States and Poland, thus creating a strong deterrence policy in the region," Vējonis said Monday after a meeting at Riga Castle with representatives of a bipartisan US Congressional delegation including Senator Jeff Flake, Senator and Senate Foreign Affairs Committee head Bob Corker, Senator Tom Udall, Senator Christopher Coons and Ed Royce, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the US Congress.

Vējonis added that Latvia will continue to devote at least 2% of its GDP to defense and will work on further enhancement of regional infrastructure to support the additional deployment of NATO forces and training in the region.

"We particularly appreciate Latvia's commitment to provide defense funding at least 2% of gross domestic product," said Senator Flake.



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