Representative Steny Hoyer reflects on the U.S. Helsinki Commission’s historic visit to Latvia in February 1991

Thirty years ago I was honored to lead a Congressional delegation to Latvia and other Baltic states in a moment of uncertainty and peril for democracy and self-determination. In Riga I saw firsthand the yearning for freedom after decades of Soviet occupation and communist rule. I was proud to bring the well wishes of the …

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Remarks at the Atlantic Council

Remarks A. Wess Mitchell Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Atlantic Council Washington, DC October 18, 2018 A/S Mitchell: Thank you, Damon, for that warm introduction, and I’d like to thank Atlantic Council for having me here to speak today at a very important conference. I appreciate the work that Atlantic Council does, …

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U.S. Air Force Secretary Discusses Contributions to NATO Operations and Baltic Air Policing Mission with Defense Ministry Leadership

Riga, July 19, 2016 – The U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James departed Riga Sunday following meetings with Latvian Ministry of Defense officials to discuss Latvia’s role in the Baltic Air Policing mission as well as its contributions to Operation Atlantic Resolve. Following her meetings, Secretary James said, “I had very enlightening …

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