Latvia and US stand for transatlantic security and holding Russia accountable - Braze

  • 2024-06-22
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Latvia and the United States have concurring positions on transatlantic security and calling Russia to account, Latvian Foreign Minister Baiba Braze (New Unity) said while meeting with US Ambassador to Latvia Christopher Robinson on Friday. 

As LETA was told at the Foreign Ministry, the officials discussed security and defense issues, support to Ukraine, holding Russia to account, the ways to enhance economic cooperation between Latvia and the United States, as well as international topicalities.

Braze thanked the US for its strong presence in Latvia and its contribution to strengthening the security of the Baltic States region, and she called for further cooperation in defense and deterrence, including through bolstering of NATO forces in the region.

The foreign minister also underlined Latvia's resolve to further contribute to transatlantic security and support Ukraine in its fight against Russia. In the conversation, both partners strongly condemned Russia's full-scale aggression in Ukraine as a gross violation of international law and voiced their determination to work together to hold Russia accountable.

The officials also discussed the potential for economic cooperation between the two countries. The minister and the ambassador agreed on the need to further deepen cooperation on trade, investment, innovation and new technologies.