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Tuesday, 11.03.2014, 11:46
At a meeting with President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzõ Abe, announced that Japan will be participating in the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn, will start bilateral cyber security co-operation with Estonia and wishes to join the Internet Freedom Coalition and establish close relations with the Nordic and Baltic countries, informed BC presidential press service.
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U.S. President Barack Obama discussed Russia's actions in Ukraine in calls with European, including Baltic, state leaders on Saturday, March 8th, reports LETA/AFP.
The United States plans to expand military cooperation with Poland and Baltic states to show "support" for its allies after Russia's intervention in Ukraine, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Wednesday, informs LETA/AFP.
Latvia must try to maintain its defense spending at least at the current level, believes Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity), informs LETA.
Lithuania is more secure than Georgia or Ukraine was, since it is a member of NATO, says Minister of National Defence Juozas Olekas. Meanwhile, President Dalia Grybauskaite assures that all the necessary actions are being taken, informs LETA/ELTA.
Today, Latvian Defense Minister Raimonds Vejonis (Greens/Farmers) met with British Defense Ministry State Secretary Philip Hammond, during which the two sides signed a protocol for cooperation in a project aimed at mechanizing Latvia's infantry brigade, LETA was informed by Defense Ministry spokesman Kaspars Galkins.
The Road Traffic Safety Directorate of Latvia has chosen locations for the placement of twenty stationery speed cameras, the list of which will be made public next Monday, March 3, as the directorate's director, Andris Lukstins, told Saeima Defense, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee today, informs LETA.