RIGA - Representatives from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia have signed defense cooperation roadmaps with the United States in Washington DC for the next five years, the Latvian Ministry of Defense's Press Department informed LETA.
The defense cooperation roadmaps define the inter-state relations in the field of defense and national security until 2028. They describe actions to be taken to improve the capabilities and interoperability of the armed forces of the US and each of the Baltic States.
All the bilateral cooperation roadmaps prioritize improving NATO's deterrence capability to meet the threat of potential aggressors in the region.
In addition, the roadmaps express the commitment of the US Secretary of Defense to the permanent rotational presence of US forces in each of the Baltic States.
In addition, the roadmaps facilitate cooperation in various defense areas, including air and missile defense, information technology and cyber security, international military operations, military infrastructure development, etc.