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Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia intend to increase their defense budgets

  • Latvia Lithuania and Estonia intend to increase their defense budgets

Kyiv: Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia intend to increase their defense budgets to a level above 2% of gross domestic product. This was agreed by the Ministers of Defense of the three countries.

"The document also provides for the development of cooperation in the field of strategic communication between the Baltic countries and Poland, as well as strengthening the cybersecurity of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia," the report stated.

The communiqué highlights the contribution to regional security by the militant groups as part of an expanded NATO presence.

The defense ministers of the Baltic countries positively assessed the cooperation of Latvia, Estonia and Denmark on the creation of the headquarters of the multinational division "North" at the Latvian military base Ādaži In addition, the ministers expressed support for the efforts of Kyiv and Tbilisi on Euro-Atlantic integration and the implementation of the Eastern Partnership program.


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