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Immediate Release

Readout of U.S.-Baltic Dialogue With Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania

Pentagon Spokesman Robert L. Ditchey II provided the following readout:

Principal Director for European and NATO Policy Andrew Winternitz and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Doug Jones led a U.S. delegation to Riga, Latvia on September 27-28 for the annual U.S.-Baltic Dialogue with Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The Allied delegations were led by Estonian Undersecretary for Defence Policy Tuuli Duneton, Latvian Under Secretary of State-Policy Director Rolands Henins, and Lithuanian Defense Policy Director Vaidotas Urbelis. 

The leaders discussed the Russia-Ukraine conflict, implementation of decisions from the NATO Summit in Madrid, the People’s Republic of China,  and U.S. force posture in the Baltics. 

They also participated in a tabletop exercise to explore policy options for a unified response in crisis situations.