RIGA - The prime ministers of the Baltic states and Poland have been given the the Center for European Policy Analysis' (CEPA) 2022 Transatlantic Leadership Award in recognition, the organization announced.
The award has been given to Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins, Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte, Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in recognition of the prime ministers' strong support for Ukraine and a special contribution to strengthening transatlantic cooperation. The award will be ceremoniously presented next Tuesday, September 27.
Karins indicated that the CEPA Transatlantic Leadership Award is an appreciation of the whole Latvian society's strong support for Ukraine in its struggle against Russia's military aggression, LETA was told at the prime minister's office.
"In these complicated times it is essential to keep in mind that for more than 70 years already close cooperation between the United States and Europe has been the cornerstone of our security. It is our common duty to keep strengthening it to ensure the stability of our common values - freedom, democracy and the rule of law," said Karins.
CEPA, a Washington-based think tank, aims to ensure a strong and enduring transatlantic alliance rooted in democratic values and principles. CEPA conducts research and analysis in the fields of energy, security and defense, helping state officials and businesses to develop transatlantic cooperation.