Visegrád’s soldiers in the Baltics

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Latvia, Jumala – Last week, delegations from Scandinavian, Baltic and Visegrád countries met in Jumala, Latvia. They discussed about cooperation and security. It had been decided that Visegrád’s countries will send troops to the Baltics in 2017.

According to leta.lv, a political agreement has been reached for the countries of the Visegrád Group to each sending a contingent of 150 soldiers to the Baltics in three-month shifts beginning in 2017 within the framework of measures aimed at increasing NATO’s presence in the region, Hungarian Foreign and Trade Minister Péter Szijjártó told Hungarian news agency MTI after attending a summit of foreign ministers from the Visegrád Group (V4), Baltic and Scandinavian countries in Jurmala last week.

“This one-year military presence on the part of the V4 countries clearly indicates our solidarity with the countries of the Baltic,” emphasized Szijjártó, adding that the chiefs of staff of the countries involved would begin planning the details ahead of the upcoming NATO Summit in Warsaw this July.