Rīga flyover marks 20 years of Latvia in NATO

Jets of NATO's Baltic Air Police performed a flyover of central Rīga at 12:55 today to mark the occasion of Latvia's 20 years of NATO membership. 

The flyover is one of several events that are planned or have already taken place as a result of the anniversary.

Earlier March 28 there was the unfurling of the large "Latvija NATO-20" flag, accompanied by the National Guard Orchestra.  

Following the flyover, at 13.00 at the Freedom Square near the Freedom Monument, the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, and the Minister of Defense will open the photo exhibition "Latvija NATO-20", which will tell about Latvia's path to NATO, Latvia's contribution to NATO, participation in international operations, joint exercises of allies in Latvia and abroad and others with Latvia's participation NATO related topics. The exhibition at the Freedom Monument will be open until April 25.

From 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. near the Freedom Monument, you will also be able to see an exhibition of military equipment of Latvia and allied countries, as well as meet with the soldiers of the battle group of NATO's extended presence in Latvia. 

At 15.00, the Latvian War Museum will host the launch of a "Latvija NATO-20" stamp and envelope and the opening of the "NATO - For You and Latvia" exhibition. The exhibition will be on display until August 2024. Latvia officially joined NATO on March 29, 2004.


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