NATO Parliamentary Assembly reaffirms its readiness to stand with Ukraine until its victory

  • 2024-05-27
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The NATO Parliamentary Assembly reaffirms its readiness to stand with Ukraine until its victory and beyond.

The plenary session of the assembly's spring session, held in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, focused on the situation in Ukraine - not only on the frontline, where there is a shortage of weapons and ammunition, but also on the brutal attacks on infrastructure facilities and civilians, the Saeima Press Service told LETA.

The resolution adopted by the NATO Parliamentary Assembly repeatedly stressed that Ukraine's path towards NATO is irreversible. The Latvian delegation stresses that the war in Ukraine shows how fragile democracy and security are, especially in a country that is not a member of the world's strongest alliance.

On the preparations for the NATO summit in Washington, the parliamentarians noted that the Alliance, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, has shown its ability to adapt to the new world situation. It was stressed that deterrence would be one of the key issues to be discussed at the Summit, as the Alliance is committed to preventing wars and preserving peace. NATO will also discuss Ukraine and strengthening relations with its partners in the Pacific region - Australia, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand.

The Latvian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (PA) includes Irma Kalnina (New Unity), Liga Klavina (Greens/Farmers) and Andris Suvajevs (Progressives). During the session, delegates worked in five committees, discussing draft reports and hearing from experts in their fields.

The NATO PA is a consultative inter-parliamentary organization founded in 1955, bringing together parliamentarians from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries. The PA provides an essential link between NATO and the parliaments of the Member States, and strengthens political dialogue.