U.S. Senators drop in at Rīga Castle

A delegation of United States Senators visited Rīga Castle June 19 for a meeting with President Egils Levits.

Mark Warner, Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence plus three members of the committee, Angus King , Roy Blunt and Richard Burr, are all in Latvia on a fact-finding visit.

"The President and the delegation discussed preparations for the NATO summit in Madrid at the end of June, where a new NATO Strategic Concept will be adopted. The President emphasized that the concept must be in line with the current geopolitical situation, when Russia is carrying out military aggression against its neighbors and is grossly violating international law. E. Levits recalled that Belarus supports Russia in the war against Ukraine, therefore the strictest sanctions should be imposed on Belarus as well," said an account of the meeting by the Presidential Chancellery.

"US senators expressed unwavering support for Latvia as a NATO ally and reaffirmed the US understanding of the need to strengthen NATO's presence in the Baltic region. The energy security of the Baltic States was also discussed, renouncing Russian imports and preparing for the long-term transition to renewable resources," it added.

 

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