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Barack Obama plans to visit Estonia

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUU.S. President Barack Obama will soon visit Estonia, as Postimees posted on its website this Thursday.

Rumours about a possible visit by Obama had been circulating in Estonia throughout the whole of Thursday until the Foreign Ministry finally confirmed that the visit by the U.S. President is expected to be held in the nearest future. Detailed information is expected to be given this Friday.

Public radio organization ERR reports that Obama plans to visit Estonia on September 3rd, on his way to the NATO summit in Wales.

Estonia had been visited by a President of USA once before. George Bush Jr. visited Tallinn in 2006.

Latvian President Andris Bērziņš plans to meet with Barack Obama during his visit in Tallinn, as it was confirmed by Bērziņš in an interview to LTV.

Bērziņš said it is highly important to discuss NATO tactics and matters of bilateral coordination. It is highly important in the context of the unstable situation, especially in Iraq and Gaza.

Details about Obama’s visit to Estonia will be clarified soon. Baltic States and Poland plan to coordinate their opinions prior to this meeting.

According to Latvian ambassador in USA Andris Razans, Obama’s visit is very important to not only Estonia, but all Baltic States as well. This shows support from USA on the highest level, especially in relation to events in Ukraine.

Latvian Defence Minister Raimonds Vejonis says a visit by Obama is a clear signal that USA supports and praises accomplishments of Baltic States. It also shows to Russia and the rest of the world that the Baltic Region is part of the European Union and NATO.

Vejonis alsi says overall military threat level in Latvia is low. Nevertheless, it is necessary to make sure the presence of NATO forces in Latvia is constant.


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  1. mike walsh says:

    Precisely, visiting to discuss battlefield strategy. Oh the poignancy of it all. Baltic leaders slavishly genuflecting at the U.S. president’s feet to offer their nations as the Flanders poppy fields of America’s World War lll. Taking their peoples to the next holocaust.

    He, the President, quotes the instability of Gaza, Iraq (not Ukraine?). And one hesitates to ask, precisely which nation fuelled and continues to profit from that instability. I know the Americans are notorious for being dumb but when set against a few European leaders, they are as bright as a soldier’s button.

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  2. Tom says:

    Paranoia is a one hell of an illness to live with walsh. for Gods sake sign yourself into a loony hospital.

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  3. Linda says:

    Lovely. I might just book an airflight or should I go overland … who knows which moron might have a rocket launcher.

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