Readout of Vice President Kamala Harris's Meeting with Baltic Leaders

Published: Fri Feb 18 2022

Vice President Kamala Harris met today with President Egils Levits of Latvia, President Gitanas Nauseda of Lithuania, and Prime Minister Kaja Kallas of Estonia in Munich, Germany. This meeting was part of the Biden-Harris Administration's extensive engagement with Allies on a unified approach to Russia's aggressive actions. The leaders discussed their readiness for a swift Transatlantic response should Russia further invade Ukraine, including through adjustments to U.S. and NATO force posture, and implementation of financial sanctions and export controls.

Vice President Harris emphasized that our commitment to Article 5 of the NATO Treaty is ironclad and that we stand united with our NATO Allies in opposing Russian aggression. The leaders also discussed efforts to strengthen NATO's deterrence and collective defense.

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