Today, on 29 March, Raimonds Bergmanis, Minister of Defence, is meeting with Milan Brglez, President of Slovenian National Assembly who is on an official visit to Latvia between 28 and 29 of March.
Officials of both countries are meeting to discuss the regional security situation, future of the bilateral cooperation between Latvia and Slovenia and deployment of NATO multinational battle group to Latvia.
As we reported earlier, the decision on establishing and enhanced forward presence of multinational battalion-size battle groups in Baltic States and Poland was adopted during the NATO Warsaw Summit on 8 July 2016, with Canada agreeing to become the framework nation to lead the group deployed to Latvia. Slovenia is among the NATO countries that have agreed to join the multinational battle group stationed in Latvia. Other countries include Albania, Italy, Poland and Spain.
Bilateral agreement on defence cooperation between Latvia and Slovenia was signed on 17 April 2002.
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