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Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley’s meeting with Latvia’s Chief of Defense Lieutenant General Leonīds Kalniņš


Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Public Affairs —

August 4, 2021


WASHINGTON — Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. Dave Butler provided the following readout:

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley met with Latvia’s Chief of Defense Lieutenant General Leonīds Kalniņš and the Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia to the U.S. Maris Selga today in the Pentagon.

The leaders discussed a range of issues, including bilateral cooperation, capabilities, and areas of mutual interest in the Baltic region. The Chairman also reinforced international commitments to maintaining readiness.

Latvia is a key NATO ally and shares a strong partnership with the U.S. around the globe.


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