Speakers of the Baltic and Swedish parliaments meet in Rīga   

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Today, February 28, the Speakers of the Parliaments of the Baltic States and Sweden will meet in Rīga, where mutual cooperation and the security situation in Europe following Russia’s aggression against Ukraine will be discussed.

The purpose of the meeting is to have a coordinated discussion on the strengthening of our region’s deterrence and defence capabilities in the context of the current security situation. Using of diplomatic means to put pressure on Russia, implementation of a strong sanctions package and supporting Ukraine will also be spoken of at the meeting.

Speaker of the Saeima (Parliament) of Latvia Ināra Mūrniece will host President of the Riigikogu Jüri Ratas,, Speaker of the Seimas of Lithuania Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen and Speaker of the Riksdag of Sweden Andreas Norlén.

At 13.30 p.m., they will give a joint press conference, which will be streamed live on the Riigikogu Facebook page.

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