Foreign Secretary agrees joint UK statement with Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

The UK has a joint agreement with Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania reaffirming a plan of action to for security cooperation in the Baltic region, and agreeing to encourage closer economic ties between the four nations.

The joint statement also specifies the role of NATO and their importance within Euro-Atlantic security, and agrees that closer cooperation is vital if malign actors are to be effectively dealt with, including hostile activity from Russia, China and Belarus.

The Foreign Secretary agreed the statement on behalf of the UK earlier today, with her counterparts from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said: “The UK’s partnership with our Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian allies is based on shared goals on security, economic prosperity and protecting democratic values and freedoms.

“The UK and our Baltic partners are champions of democracy and its associated freedoms.

“Foreign Ministers Eva-Maria Liimets, Edgars Rinkēvičs, Gabrielius Landsbergis and I committed to advancing those freedoms and to work together to protect the basic human rights and values that underpin the democratic world that we want to live in.”

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