Latvian leaders offer congratulations to President-elect Biden

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Political leaders in Latvia sent congratulations to Joe Biden following his victory in presidential elections in the United States of America.

President Egils Levits said "Latvia looks forward to continued strong transatlantic alliance".

Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš (a dual U.S./Latvian citizen) added a similar message on social media.

The Ministry of foreign Affairs also wasted no time in offering congratulations.

Saeima speaker Ināra Mūrniece and chairman of the Saeima Foreign Affairs Committee Rihards Kols also weighed in.

Readers may recall that Joe Biden is no stranger to Latvia, having given a speech at the Latvian National Library back in 2016. As LSM reported at the time, the speech was particularly memorable as it included a dig at then-presidential-hopeful Donald J. Trump. 

"Don't listen to that other fellow - he knows not of what he speaks - and he doesn't know of what he speaks," said Biden.

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