Levits thanks Belgium for its contribution in safeguarding Baltic airspace

  • 2021-06-16
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - On Tuesday, Latvian President Egils Levits thanked Belgium for its contribution to the safeguarding of Baltic airspace as part of the NATO patrol mission, LETA was informed by the President's Office.

On Tuesday, Levits visited the Belgian Kleine Brogel air base as part of a working visit to Belgium.

The President thanked Belgium for its contribution in patrolling Baltic airspace within NATO, as well as the pilots participating in this mission. Levits also emphasized NATO's fundamental principle of solidarity between allies in guaranteeing security.

The President expressed satisfaction with the NATO Summit held in Brussels on Monday, at which the member states adopted the alliance's development plan NATO2030, taking into account the current global security challenges.

Levits also emphasized the importance of transatlantic relations to NATO and praised US President Joe Biden's statement to NATO's European members, including the Baltic States, of the US's continued contribution to strengthening transatlantic ties and the alliance's security.