U.S.A to give Latvia $1.4 million in military aid

  • 2006-10-05
  • By TBT staff
The US Congress and administration have decided to allocate $1.4 million of military assistance to Latvia. According to the U.S. Embassy's press service, the US Congress and the Bush administration have agreed to allocate an additional $1.485 million in Foreign Military Financing (FMF) for Latvia. Latvia received already 4.5 million US dollars this year from the Coalition Solidarity Fund, and the total US military assistance to Latvia this year will amounts to $5.95 million. Latvia has also received $1.3 million in International Military Education and Training (IMET) funds to provide training for the military. The allocated money will be used for the purchase of military equipment and provide for development of the Latvia's Armed Forces, said the ambassador.