The consistent and strong support of the US is indispensable for the security and defense of Latvia - Pelss

  • 2023-02-15
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Today, the State Secretary of the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Andris Pelss, met with the new Ambassador of the United States to Latvia, Christopher Robinson. 

The officials discussed bilateral cooperation, the security situation in the region, and Russia’s hostilities in Ukraine, LETA was told by the Foreign Ministry.

During the meeting, Pelss praised the excellent bilateral relations between Latvia and the US and the strong transatlantic unity, which is of special importance in the current geopolitical situation. The State Secretary underlined that the unwavering and steadfast support by the US has been indispensable for Latvia’s security and defense. 

In a discussion on Russia’s hostilities in Ukraine, the State Secretary and the Ambassador were of one mind that it was vital to continue all kinds of support for Ukraine so that the war would end with Ukraine’s victory.

The officials made note of the close and overarching partnership between Latvia and the US and they reaffirmed their readiness to continue the active political and security dialogue as well as to develop economic cooperation.

The Ambassador will be received by Latvian President Egils Levits in an accreditation ceremony at Riga Castle on February 21.