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  • Secretary Blinken began his trip in Riga, Latvia, where he met with President Egils Levits, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins, and Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics to affirm the strong partnership between Latvia and the United States.  While in Riga, the Secretary held bilateral meetings with Allied counterparts and attended the NATO Foreign Ministerial to consult with Allies on issues central to the NATO Alliance and the security of the Transatlantic community.

  • On December 1, Secretary Blinken traveled to Stockholm, Sweden, to attend the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Ministerial Council. The Ministers discussed concerns about the Europe-Eurasia region’s security environment and the need to strengthen it through upholding OSCE principles. The Secretary met with Swedish officials to discuss the importance of the U.S.-Swedish relationship and working together to achieve shared objectives.

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