US Vice President Biden to visit Latvia in summer 2016

Other News Materials 7 July 2016 02:44 (UTC +04:00)

US Vice President Joe Biden has accepted an invitation by Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis to visit the country in the summer of 2016, the White House announced in a press release on Wednesday after a phone conversation between the two leaders.

Biden and Vejonis vowed to closely cooperate to ensure regional security and prosperity, the White House added.

“During the call, the Vice President accepted the invitation of President Vejonis to visit Latvia later this summer,” the release said.

Some 200 US soldiers arrived in Latvia last week to join NATO's Operation Atlantic Resolve, according to the defense ministry of the Baltic republic.

Operation Atlantic Resolve is the US military commitment to collective security with NATO and Eastern European countries against Russia.